The Nigerian mission in South Africa says it has protested the killing of Nigerians to the
government of that country. Two Nigerians, Kingsley Ikeri from Imo state and Clement
Ofomoa from Anambra, were recently killed by the South African police for allegedly
being in possession of drugs.
Nigeria’s consul-general in South Africa, Godwin Adama, said in Johannesburg on
Thursday that the mission sent the letter of protest through the department of
international relations to the government.
Adama said that a report on the incident was sent to Abuja while the South African high
commissioner to Nigeria was summoned over the alleged killings. He stated that the
mission is on top of the situation and is giving the welfare of Nigerians in South Africa
While saying that the Nigerian government is against crime and will not support any
Nigerian involved in crime, Adama however lamented that the handling of suspects by
the South African police is disturbing. He noted that the mission has been visiting areas
with potential for conflict and that things have become normal.