Xenophobia: 17-year-old Nigerian killed in South Africa

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Mr Adetola Olubajo, who is the President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, has confirmed the killing of one 17-year-old, Chinonso Dennis Obiaju, who was shot dead in Johannesburg, on Saturday.

Olubajo told NAN on telephone that his guardian, Mr Mike Nsofor, disclosed that he was shot at about 6:30 pm.

“He went to buy from a shop with his friend and someone chased and opened fire on them, killing him,” the guardian was quoted as saying.

He added that the family would be burying him in South Africa, noting that the union’s leaders in Johannesburg would be contacting him on developments.

Olubajo said they were going to the Police on Monday to finalise on the registry and provision of his papers.

“He was born here I learnt and the Mother is in the U.S.

“I have spoken to Mike Nsofor to pass the Nigerian community’s condolences and call for justice to be served in this case as anybody who hunt down a young school boy couldn’t have any justifiable reasons,’’ Olubajo said.

He implored the Federal Government to urgently protect Nigerians in the Diaspora.

NAN reports that no fewer than 200 Nigerians have been killed in xenophobic attacks between 2016 and this year.

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