Xenophobia Attack:Two Nigerians killed in South Africa

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Two more Nigerians have been reportedly killed in South Africa, raising the figure of Xenophobic attacks to 118 nationals of the West African state murdered in the former apartheid country since February 2016.

The Nigeria Union in South Africa publicity secretary, Mr Habib Miller, said on the telephone from Pretoria on Tuesday that the two were killed in the past eight days and He identified the victims as Mr Francis Ochuba, a native of Ngodo, and Mr Chidi Ibebuike from Uturu, both in the south-eastern Abia State. he confirmed they were shot dead.

“Ochuba, a property owner, was shot dead alongside his estate agent, a female South African on May 5. They were shot dead as they visited the tenant occupying Ochuba’s house to collect rent.

“The incident occurred in Central Johannesburg, while Ibebuike was shot dead at the entrance to his house at Hazyview in Mpumalanga on May 13 and his car was subsequently, snatched.

The incidents have been reported  to the South African police and investigation were underway.



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