Another Nigerian Teenager Killed in South Africa

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A young Nigerian aged 17, Chinonso Obiaju, has been killed in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a suspected xenophobic attack.

The latest killing brings to about 200, Nigerians killed in xenophobic attacks between 2016 and this year.

According to the President of the Nigerian union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, Chinonso was shot dead on Saturday.

He said his guardian, Mike Nsofor, confirmed to him that he was shot around 6:30 pm.

Olubajo said, “He went to buy something from a shop with his friend and someone opened fire on them, killing him (Chinonso).

“He was born here, I learnt the mother is in the US. I have spoken to Mike Nsofor to pass the Nigerian community’s condolences and call for justice to be served in this case as anybody who hunts down a young schoolboy couldn’t have any justifiable reasons.”

He said Chinonso would be buried in South Africa, saying the union’s leaders in Johannesburg would also contact him “on developments”.

Mr Olubajo said they were going to the Police on Monday to finalise on the registry and provision of his papers.

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