The federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has demanded a probe into the killing of Joseph Nwajueze, a Nigerian pastor based in China.
Naija News understands that the Pastor, who is from Anambra, southeast Nigeria, was reportedly killed by Chinese security operatives.
A statement issued by the chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, demanded a thorough investigation into the death of the pastor.
The statement said the killing of Pastor Nwajueze must be thoroughly investigated and the culprits punished.
Before his death, Pastor Nwajueze was living with his wife, Chinwe and four children in China.
It was learned that the Pastor was allegedly killed by security operatives while trying to escape arrest for alleged visa violations.
Dabiri-Erewa , who spoke through Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, said there was no justifiable reason for the killing.
The NIDCOM chairman equally condemned the “stigmatisation” of Nigerians living in China, saying those who were found guilty of the country’s laws should be prosecuted.
While condoling with the family of the late Pastor, Dabiri-Erewa promised to ensure that justice is served.
The NIDCOM chairman urged angry Nigerians in China to be patient and not take the law into their hands.