Xenophobia: Nigerian mechanic killed in SA
The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has confirmed the death of a Nigerian auto mechanic who was allegedly killed by some South Africans in Polokwane, Limpopo Province on Thursday.
The Nigerian identified as Rasak Ajao was killed in the xenophobia attacks in South Africa while four others were injured.
The Nigerian High Commissioner in South Africa also said the commission intends to continue monitor the situation. He said:
“I can confirm that a Nigerian, Razak Ajao, an auto mechanic was killed and four others injured during a mob attack against foreigners in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of South Africa today (yesterday).
“The Nigerian mission has formally registered a protest to the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this sad incident. The ministry said they would get back to the mission and that is the situation we are now.
“The mission has also reported the attacks to the South African police. Meanwhile, the mission is meeting with officials of Nigeria Union on the incident to decide on the next line of action.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.”