- Two Nigerians were attacked by a mob in South Africa
- It was the presence of the police that prevented them from being killed
In what has been described as another case of xenophobia, two Nigerians almost lost their lives when they were attacked by a mob in South Africa.
According to a Facebook post by one Martin Ogbaje, the two Nigerians were attacked at Kuruman, Northern Cape.
He said it was the presence of the police that prevented the Nigerians from being killed.
He wrote: “May God save us in this country South Africa, two Nigeria guys almost murdered yesterday in Kuruman Northern Cape. If not because of Police help, their lives could have been a story by now.”
Although the reason for the attack was not given, some of the South Africans who commented under the post blamed the Nigerians accusing them of engaging and distributing drugs to the detriment of their own citizens
See some of the comments below:
In a similar development, the Nigeria Union in South Africa said that two Nigerians were shot dead in Western Cape Province of that country.
Mr Mike Ibitoye, the Chairman of the Union`s chapter in the province, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Cape Town, South Africa, that the Nigerians were shot by unidentified assailants.
He said: “Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, was shot in a night club by gunmen at Strand Area of Cape Town on Sunday."
“The assailants escaped after the shooting and the victim died before being rushed to the hospital,."
NAIJ.com went into the street to get the reaction of Nigerians to president Muhammadu Buhari's travel out of the country on medical treatment in the video below: