The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Mr. Godwin Adama, has reacted to the murder of another Nigerian in Johannesburg. He confirmed the death of Mr. Chikamso Ufordi, in South Africa.
It was gathered that Ufordi was shot dead by unknown assassins in an alleged love triangle.
According to PM news, reacting to the development on the telephone on Tuesday, Adama, however, said he was yet to get the full report. According to him, although the incident is highly condemnable, incidences like that are common in South Africa with one of the highest crime rates in the world.
Adama said, ” Murder statistics in South Africa indicate that over 50 people are violently murdered in a day, about 20,330 in a year. We are, however, investigating and equally following up police investigations on the matter to see the motive behind the attack. We are however not in a hurry to conclude that it was xenophobic or criminal.”
He promised that the Consulate would partner the South African authorities to arrange a meeting with the locals, Nigerians, the police authority, to further adopt ways of preventing any form of xenophobic attacks in the future.
He further appealed to Nigerians resident in that country to operate within the confines of the law and not to engage in activities that would compromise their security.