Consul General in South Africa urges Nigerians to be peacefully, law abiding

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Mr Andrew Idi, Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, has urged Nigerians in the country to remain calm and law abiding at all times.

This comes after a recent spate of shootings involving Nigerians, in which one person was killed and several others were injured.

One of the victims is a father of four children who died after being shot execution-style on the street in a Nigerian neighborhood known as ‘East and West.’

After issuing a safety advisory earlier this week, the Consul-General visited the coastal city of Durban, South Africa.

Apart from meeting with community leaders, he also met with police and requested that members of the Nigerian community be better protected.

Idi said “In the last one week, there have been three shootings which resulted to one death and then the other two casualties survived with gunshot wounds.”

“We all agreed that there are certain flash points that require added security presence and attention, and he gave us all the assurances that the police command would do that, and we are happy,” Idi said after meeting with the police leadership.

Mr Bartholomew Eziagulu, Chairman of Nigerian Citizens South Africa (KwaZulu Natal), whiile speaking about the shotings said they are still investigating the cause of the shootings.

“Actually, we are still conducting investigations to determine what happened; in the case of the other shooting, we went to the police and they said it was a mistaken identity, so we do not have the full report of what happened.”

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