Another Nigerian Killed In South Africa

The Presidency has condemned the killing of one Ozumba Tochukwu-Lawrence by an unknown gunman in South Africa.

Lawrence, it was learned, was shot six times by his assailant and died before reaching hospital.

His death was confirmed on Sunday by the Nigeria Mission in the rainbow nation.

The incident, according to the Nigeria Consulate-General in South Africa, occurred at 10 Koppe, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, on 6 July.

And the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has expressed worry over this development.

She said that at least 117 Nigerians were extra-judicially killed in the country between 2016 and 2018 for one flimsy reason or the other.

Before now, there was the assassination of ThankGod Okoro, who was reportedly shot dead in Hamburg, Florida West Rand, Johannesburg, on 9 April, 2018, by the South African Police Flying Squad.

Also, there was the killing of Clement Nwaogu in April, a father of two, who was burnt to death by his assailant.

Gbemileke Ajayi

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