Xenophobia Attack Again: Two Nigerians killed by South African mob
April 6, 2017, during a mob attack on immigrants in Polokwane, Limpopo
Province, South Africa.
Cobham, affirmed the death of a Nigerian who was a mechanic known as Razak
Ajao, one Ralph Nwachukwu, also a Nigerian residing in South Africa, claimed another
Nigerian was also killed that same yesterday.
confirm that a Nigerian, Razak Ajao, an auto mechanic was killed and four
has formally registered a protest to the South African ministry of foreign
affairs on this sad incident.
they would get back to the mission and that is the situation we are now.
mission is meeting with officials of Nigeria Union on the incident to decide on
the next line of action.
monitor the situation and keep you informed.”
to the South African police.
country, could not provide the identity of the other victim, but said the
attack began when Nigerians residing in that area were holding a meeting.
held a meeting on Tuesday and today (Thursday) was supposed to be a follow up.
the meeting that the South African taxi drivers swooped on them and began to
attack them with dangerous weapons that led to the death of two while many
others were seriously injured.”
attempted to report the issue to the police station but were driven out by the
commander at the station instead of listening to them.
shoot them if they refuse to leave the station.