Friday, 7 April 2017


Nigerian, Razak Ajao, yesterday was killed during a mob attack against foreigners in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of South Africa. Four others were injured.

The Acting Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Martins Cobham, confirmed the incident. “I can confirm that a Nigerian, Razak Ajao, an auto mechanic was killed and four others injured".

The Nigerian mission has formally registered a protest to the South African ministry of foreign affairs on this sad incident.

The ministry said they would get back to the mission and that is the situation we are now,” he said, adding that the mission had also reported the attacks to the South African police.

However, Mr Ralph Nwachukwu, a Nigerian national in South Africa, put the death toll at two.

He said two Nigerians, were killed during the attack which took place when Nigerians resident in Polokwane, were holding a meeting.

According to one Chris Bankz, he wrote: " buttress on this story, I saw a video of a xenophobic attack on Facebook. it was so terrible to watch. u need to see how a south African was repeatedly shooting a foreigner on his head even when the person had already died. the bullets tore the head open. now two people are dead again. its so unfair. why do I feel that their government is in support of this attacks? what tangible thing have they done to show that they are fighting against these xenophobic activities? may the soul of the departed rest in peace."

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