The rate at which Nigerians are killed in South Africa is getting alarming by the day,and the death toll keeps rising.
The intriguing part is that Nigerians resident in that country have refused to leave that country even at the rate they are been butchered on a regular basis, May God have mercy on them.
The latest victims involved two Nigerian Men who were allegedly stabbed to death by South Africans during xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and Cape Town on April 5 and April 6, 2019, respectively.
Confirming the incidence via telephone interview,Mr Odefa Ikele who is the Assistant Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa,narrated the ordeal in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria from Johannesburg on Monday.He said
“The Nigerian community lost two citizens to gruesome murders over the weekend.
“Mr Bonny Iwuoha, 48, from Ihitte/Uboma in Imo state, was stabbed to death at about 11.45pm on April 6, 2019 in Johannesburg South.
“We gathered that his assailants followed him from 152 Hay Street Turffontein, and thereafter, stabbed and killed him in front of his gate at Turf Road, Turffontein.
“The killing was witnessed by Mr Izochukwu Nwokocha, also known as, Nwa Father,”
He also made mention of another Nigerian, Goziem Akpenyi, also lost his life in similar circumstance on April 5, 2019.
“Akpenyi was allegedly stabbed to death by three unidentified coloured South African men after an argument.
“The incident took place at Bellville Stadium parking lot in Cape Town at about 1pm on Friday, April 5, 2019.
“These latest killings make it four Nigerians who were shot dead in March. Three of the victims were murdered in Sunnyside, Pretoria and one in Balfour Park, Johannesburg,” he concluded.