FG Condemns Burning To Death Of Nigerian In South Africa Say No To Racism

The killing of Clement Nwaogu comes less than 10 days after another Nigerian, ThankGod Okoro aged 30, was killed in South Africa.

Nwaogu was burned to death in Rustenburg, by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in the country.

The Nigerian government is not happy and has issued a statement to condemn the act as they have done for the many previous killings.

The Senior Special Assistant to Nigeria’s President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike dabiri –Erewa has described the killing as unfortunate.

She called on South African authorities to find a lasting solution to the incessant killing of Nigerians in that country.

She also urged Nigerians living abroad to obey the laws of countries where they live and avoid crime.

The Presidential aide said Rustenburg, where the incident happened was a particularly hostile and a volatile community.

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She noted that 14 Nigerians who protested the killing of a fellow citizen in that country North West Province some months ago were still in detention.

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She said though a bailable offence, the judge had been threatened not to release them.

“Just a few days ago, on April 17, the case came up in court. There was so much tension that even the Nigerian lawyers representing the Nigerians had to be escorted to court by Diplomatic police.

“The community has vowed to deal with anyone who plays a positive role in getting the accused Nigerians return to Rustenberg,” she said.

She said that the Nigerian mission in Pretoria and the consulate in Johannesburg have done everything possible, in the recent past, to get justice for Nigerians in South Africa.

“Four South African policemen are currently in court for allegedly killing and maltreating Nigerians with embassy officials constantly present in court for the hearings. This is the first time this will be happening.

“However, the early warning signals put in place by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Interiors of both countries need to be reviewed,” she said.

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