]A Nigerian man has been brutally murdered by unknown gunmen suspected to be cultists in South Africa. It was gathered that the deceased who is yet to be identified as at the time of filing this report, was reportedly engaged in an argument with his attackers before allegedly telling one of them to f**k off. He was then shot about five times at close range which led to his instant death, according to reports.
Last year, over eight Nigerians were killed in a gang related war in various parts of South Africa. Three Nigerians were killed in the space of four days.Nigerians were reported to be killing fellow countrymen in South Africa over business and gang/cult related issues.. The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Wednesday that two Nigerians were shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country. Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that the Nigerians were shot by unidentified assailants.
“Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was shot in a night club by gunmen at Strand Area of Cape Town on Sunday. “The assailants escaped after the shooting and the victim died before being rushed to the hospital,” he said. Mr. Ibitoye also said the second victim, Chimezie Oranusi, 26, from Oba town in Anambra State, was shot with a friend in a car at Delst area of Cape Town.
“The friend is a South African and is still in the hospital receiving treatment.“The incidents have been reported to the police and the national secretariat of the union,” he said. The chairman said that the motive behind the shootings had not been ascertained, adding that the police had commenced investigation. The Secretary of the union, Adetola Olubajo, said the national secretariat had received the report of the killings.
“We have received report about the killing of two Nigerians in Cape Town, Western Cape Province of South Africa. “The union`s chapter in the province is handling the matter while the national body has reported the incident to the Nigerian Mission in South Africa. “We urge Nigerians in South Africa to remain law abiding. We also appeal to the Federal Government to continue to protect the welfare of our people here,” he said
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