Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Xenophobic attack! South Africans mob kill and burn a Nigerian man.

Clement Ebuka Nwosu has been burnt alive by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in South Africa.

The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, said the victim, a native of Enugwu-ukwu Njikoka in Anambra and an upholsterer in South Africa, was attacked and killed by a mob in Rustenburg, North West Province. .

Miller said the victim was murdered in cold blood over his accent and habit, which the mobsters supposedly found offensive. “The mob descended on him like a common criminal with all sorts of dangerous weapons in the presence of South African police officers.

Eyewitnesses say the victim beckoned for help from the police to intervene and help him, but they turned a blind eye. When Ebuka could no longer persevere, he ran for safety; the mob chased and caught him, poured petrol on him and set him ablaze,” he said. He later died at Job Shimankane Hospital.

I am pained by this dastardly act nothing because he is my brother but the way and manner he was killed with tacit support from the South African police. This is the area i am most disappointed in.

This is one death too many and it's about time the Nigerian government do the needful. You cannot continue to kill Nigerians like rats without any official inquest and without any attempt by the state to weigh in. South African policecannot be complicit in the killing of our people over there and here in Nigeria, our own police and security agencies are deployed to protect them and their interests. No serious government can tolerate what South Africa has done to Nigerians in recent years. Not all Nigerians in South Africa are criminals. Even criminals are tried and convicted through the judicial system.

Ebuka, may your gentle soul rest in peace and may the good lord console your mother.. Amen

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