The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, on Tuesday confirmed the murder of another Nigerian, Mr Chikamso Ufordi, in South Africa.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN),the deceased was shot dead by unknown assailants.
Reacting, Adama said he was yet to get the full report of the incident.
Adama said although the incident is highly condemnable, incidences like that were common in South Africa, as it is a country with one of the highest crime rates in the world.
“Murder statistics in South Africa indicate that over 50 people are violently murdered daily, about 20,330 in a year.
“We are 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 said.
The Consul general promised that the Consulate would partner with the South African authorities to arrange a meeting with the locals, Nigerians, and the police authority to adopt ways of preventing any form of xenophobic attacks in the future.
He further appealed to Nigerians resident in the country to operate within the confines of the law and not to engage in activities that would compromise their security. confirms murder of Nigerian in South Africa.