Xenophobia: Nigerian community fumes as Igbo trader gets murdered in SA

Xenophobia: Nigerian community fumes as Igbo trader gets murdered in SA

The Nigerian Union in South Africa has demanded justice over the killing of an Agwu, Enugu State trader identified as Monday Okorie (not pictured) by unknown gunmen at Potchefstroom, North West Province of South Africa on Tuesday 13 September 2016.

The Union’s president, Ikechukwu Anyene, speaking on the murder incident said that over 20 Nigerians were subsequently arrested when they carried out a peaceful protest over the unjust killing of their brother. However, he noted that most of the detainees were released shortly after.

Anyene said in a statement today:

“Nigeria Union is satisfied with investigations done so far by the South African police.

“Our people and government are not happy with the way cases involving Nigerians in South Africa are being handled, vis-a-vis the high success rate of prosecution of crime in South Africa.

“We told Nigerians resident in the province to remain law abiding and allow the police to carry out a thorough investigation of the incident.”