A Nigerian, Ozumba Tochukwu-Lawrence was reportedly killed by a gunman on July 6, in South Africa.
The Nigeria Mission in South Africa has condemned the killing.
The Consul-General of Nigeria in South Africa made this known in a statement by the Vice Consul Information and Culture, David Abraham, yesterday in Abuja.
Abraham said the Consul General received with pain the unfortunate news of the assassination of Tochukwu-Lawrence by a yet-to-be identified assailant.
In her reaction, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, expressed worry over the killing.
Dabiri-Erewa in short message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Abuja described the recent killing as unfortunate.
“All enquiries should be directed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama who has vowed to take decisive action with the new Foreign Affairs Minister in South Africa,” she said
Dabiri-Erewa expressed disappointment over an early warning signal put in place by both ministries, which she said, had still not been implemented.
She stated that no fewer than 117 Nigerians were extra-judicially killed in South Africa between 2016 and 2018 for one flimsy reason or the other.
She said that many more had followed since then.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that killing of Nigerians in South Africa had been on the increase in recent times.
Before the latest one, there was the assassination of ThankGod Okoro, who was reportedly shot dead in Hamburg, Florida West Rand, Johannesburg, on April 9, 2018, by the South African Police Flying Squad.
There was also the killing of Clement Nwaogu in April, a father of two who was burnt to death by his assailant.
These wanton killings of Nigerians in South Africa had sparked a number of protests there.
For demanding justice on behalf of their fallen compatriots, 14 of the protesters were taken into custody and branded drug peddlers.