A Nigerian, Chikamso Ufordi, who hails from Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, southeast Nigeria, has been killed in a fresh xenophobic attack in South Africa.
Naija News reports that the latest xenophobic attack which claimed Ufordi’s life, happened at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in Nigel. The attack also left two others injured.
This online news platform understands that the National Spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, Odefa Ikele, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city.
Naija News learned that the ugly incident occurred at Nigel, a small gold mining town in Gauteng Province, East Rand near Johannesburg at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 26.
“One of the witnesses informed us that the deceased, Mr. Chikamso Ufordi, from Awgu LGA Enugu State was trailed by some unknown gunmen, and was shot point-blank while in his car with two other Nigerian friends.
“His friends also sustained injuries, but the late Chikamso died immediately before help could arrive from the province’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team.
“The injured were rushed to the nearest hospital. A case of murder and attempted murder have already been opened at Nigel Police Cluster,’’ Ikele told NAN on the telephone.
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the attack in Nigel is coming a few days after some Nigerians were attacked in Mpumalanga, eastern South Africa, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique.