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Xenophobia: South African Police reportedly kills Another Nigerian



Xenophobia: South African Police kills Another Nigerian - BellaNaijaThe Nigeria Union in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a member, Kingsley Ikeri, at Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal Province on Aug. 30.

Ikeri, 27, was a businessman and native of Mbaitolu, Imo State.

Bartholomew Eziagulu, Chairman of the union in the province, said in Durban, on Friday, that Ikeri was allegedly tortured to death by the police.

He said the union’s investigations revealed that the police arrested the deceased and a friend on suspicion that they were carrying hard drugs.

He said while interrogating him, the police used plastic to cover his face to extort information from him.

“In the process, they suffocated the deceased. When the police took him to the hospital, he was confirmed dead,” he said.

Adetola Olubajo, the Secretary General of the union, said the national secretariat has been informed about the death of the Nigerian.

He said the body has informed the appropriate Nigerian authorities and the police in South Africa.

A senior diplomat from the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg visited Vryheid on a fact-finding mission.

A total 116 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa through extrajudicial means in the last two years, according to the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

Seven in 10 of the killings were carried out by the South African Police.

The presidential aide disclosed this sometime in February when she met with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Louis Mnguni in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Tracy Edward

    September 1, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    I am so sorry and sad, that one of us is been killed. It is a big shame on south Africa people, this ´killing has to stop please. I call on Nigeria to stay at home if you are doing the right business and develop the nation. If you are doing business outside Nigeria do your business and come back home. Let us together build Nigeria, Nigeria Leader should make Nigeria safe for business to grow and investor to come, because if Nigeria is growing it is for the good of us all meaning for the Leaders and the people of Nigeria as well. I cover Nigerians with the blood of Jesus in every countries were they are, Amen. God bless Nigeria in Jesus Namen Amen.

  2. mrs chidukane

    September 1, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Nothing ever comes of it. Nobody cares. In Africa, the sanctity of human life is a lie.

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