Another Nigerian Killed In South Africa

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Another Nigerian has yet again been shot dead in South Africa by yet to be unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Saturday in Johannesburg.

The Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa confirmed the latest incident in a statement sent to Channels Television on Saturday.

According to the statement, the victim is identified as one 43-year-old Benjamin Simeon and a native of Okposi in Ebonyi State in South-east Nigeria.

The spokesperson for the association, Sunny-Wenike Douglas, explained that until his death, late Simeon was a Taxify driver.

The victim was said to have been killed almost immediately after dropping off his clients in a part of the city.

Douglas added that an investigating officer with the South Africa Police Service confirmed that a case of murder had been opened on the matter.

He vowed that his association would follow up with the case to ensure that the killers were arrested and brought to justice.

On June 12, a Nigerian insurance officer, Mrs Obianuju Ndubuisi-Chukwu, was murdered in South Africa while attending a conference there.

Her killing was followed shortly by the murder of a Nigerian teenager who was also shot dead in Johannesburg.


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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.




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