A Nigerian teenager in South Africa identified as Chinonso Dennis Obiaju, 17, has been killed after a man reportedly opened fire on him and his friends in Johannesburg on Saturday.
According to NAN, Mr Adetola Olubajo, the President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, confirmed the killing.
The deceased reportedly lived in Roodeprt, Johannesburg with his guardian, Mr Mike Nsofor, who disclosed that he was shot about 6.30pm.
“He went to buy an item from a shop with his friend and someone chased and opened fire on them, killing him,’’ he quoted the guardian.
He added that the family would be burying him in South Africa, noting that the union’s leaders in Johannesburg would be contacting him on the developments.
Olubajo said they were going to the Police today to finalise on the registry and provision of his papers.
“He was born here I learnt and the mother is in the U.S. I have spoken to Mike Nsofor to pass the Nigerian community’s condolences and call for justice to be served in this case as anybody who hunts down a young schoolboy couldn’t have any justifiable reasons,’’ Olubajo said.
This sad news is coining after the death of Mrs Obianuju Ndubuisi-Chukwu, a Nigerian insurance chief, who was murdered in South Africa.
Ndubisi-Chukwu was the Deputy Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and was killed on June 13 in her hotel room.