Breaking: Another Nigerian killed, 2 others injured by unknown gun men in South Africa
Unknown gunmen have killed a Nigerian identified as Mr Chikamso Ufordi and severely injured two others in South Africa which has caused huge loss to the Nigerian community.
This was disclosed by the National Spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, Mr Odefa Ikele while addressing newsmen on Monday in Lagos.
Ikele said the incident that led to the death of Mr Chikamso Ufordi, who hailed from Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State and injuries sustained by the two others happened at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Nigel.
Nigel is a small gold mining town in Gauteng Province, East Rand near Johannesburg.
According to NAN reports, “One of the witness informed us that the deceased, Mr Chikamso Ufordi, from Awgu LGA Enugu State was trailed by some unknown gunmen, and was shot point blank while in his car with two other Nigerian friends.
“His friends also sustained injuries, but the late Chikamso died immediately before help could arrive from the province’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team.
“The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital. A case of murder and attempted murder have already been opened at Nigel Police Cluster,’’ Ikele told NAN on telephone.
However, barely 24 hours after 3 Nigerians were reported to have been severely injured in recent xenophobic attacks rocking South Africa, pictures taken from the incidents have emerged online.
According to reports, update on the recent attack which started in the early hours of Tuesday October 22, at different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province of South Africa revealed that 5 Nigerian-owned business outlets were burnt down by the group made up of community members and taxi drivers.