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Could This Be Xenophobia Again: A Nigerian Was Killed In South Africa

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Nigerian Killed, South Africa, Xenophobia, Cult Killings

Nigerian Killed, South Africa, Xenophobia, Cult Killings…

Could this be Xenophobia again in South Africa?

According to the information received by the NIGERIA NEWS, the killing of a man known as Mr. Ire Chinello, a Nigeria residing in South Africa is not a Xenophobia related attack but a cult related killing by an unidentified attacker said by Mr. Okoli Benjamin, the President of the Nigeria Community in South Africa.

The incident took place on 31st March 2019. Mr. Okoli related some information to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, stating that the killing was a cult related case. He further said that the deceased was shot dead at Sunnyside Pretoria, South Africa.

 

Nigerian Killed, South Africa, Xenophobia, Cult Killings…

 

He further made the following statements:

“There has been a spate of cult killing among Nigerians, that had claimed so many lives, as many as no fewer than 25 Nigerians lost their lives over a period of less than two years.

“This senseless killing has reduced us to near nothing in the eyes of the South Africans and the police, who see us as killers, cultists, fraudsters and drug dealers.

“It makes the police not to take our cases serious, having considered it a good riddance to bad rubbish.

”Our appeal, however, to the South African authorities is that the police must consider every case and investigate same on its merit with the aim of bringing the culprits to justice,” he said.

The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr. Godwin Adama, who decried the killings said the situation had assumed an alarming rate.

“The killing of Mr. Ire Chinello, a case of cult related killing at Sunnyside Pretoria; eyewitness account indicated that he was killed by unidentified gunmen, who fled the scene.

“Cult related killing among Nigerians has assumed an alarming proportion in South Africa,”

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