- A lawmaker of Osun House of Assembly, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has urged the South African government to stop their citizens from the mindless killing of Nigerians
- Oyintiloye's plea came after a Nigerian, Clement Nwaogu, was burnt alive by a South African mob
- The lawmaker said the South African government should reciprocate to Nigerians in its country the kind of protection its citizens get in Nigeria
Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, a member of Osun House of Assembly, has called on the international community to prevail on South African government to stop xenophobia killing of Nigerians.
Oyintiloye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, April 25, in Osogbo that the recent killing of a Nigerian in xenophobia attack in South Africa was barbaric, inhuman and unacceptable to Nigerians.
The Nigerian community in South Africa on Monday, April 23, announced that one Clement Nwaogu was burnt alive by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in that country .
The publicity secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, who confirmed the killing from Pretoria, said the victim, a native of Njikoka in Anambra, was attacked and killed by a mob in Rustenburg, North West Province.
Oyintiloye, who is the House Committee chairman on information and strategy, said that the extra-judicial killing of Nigerians in South Africa was becoming unbearable.
The lawmaker urged the federal government to do everything within its power to ensure that South African government brought the perpetrators of the evil act to justice.
Oyintiloye (APC-Obokun) said since South Africans living in Nigeria were protected by the federal government, South Africa government should reciprocate the same gesture by ensuring the safety of Nigerians in that country.
He said the continuous killing of Nigerians, who traveled to South Africa for a greener pasture, was disheartening and uncalled for. He, however, urged Nigerians in South Africans to continue to be law abiding and stay away from crime, adding that the perpetrators of the act would face the wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the Nigerian man burnt to death in South Africa had been identified as Clement Ebuka Nwaogu. The deceased was burnt to death in Rustenburg, South Africa, after his vehicle was set ablaze by yet-to-be identified people.
However, the country’s North West police did not believe the incident was related to violent protests in the area this week, according to media reports on Sunday, April 22.
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