Published On: Sat, Apr 8th, 2017

Xenophobia: Nigerian Auto Mechanic Beaten To Death In South Africa

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Dipo Awojobi – A Nigerian auto mechanic, Rasak Ajao, was allegedly killed by some South Africans in Polokwane, Limpopo Province yesterday April 6th, the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has confirmed.

Ambassador Martins Cobham also confirmed that four other Nigerians were injured during the attack.

He said, “I can confirm that a Nigerian, Razak Ajao, an auto mechanic was killed and four others injured during a mob attack against foreigners in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of South Africa today (yesterday).

“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.

“The mission has also reported the attacks to the South African police. Meanwhile, the mission is meeting with officials of Nigeria Union on the incident to decide on the next line of action.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.”

According to the Coblam, two of the injured Nigerians had been treated and discharged from the hospital while the others are still receiving medical attention.


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