NIGERIAN DRIVER SHOT DEAD IN SOUTH AFRICA Members of the South African police approach the Jeppestown hostel and fire rubber coated steel bullets and tear gas as the attempt to disperse the men after the xenophobic mob made an attempt to access foreign owned businesses down the road. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE/ANADOLU AGENCY.

The Nigerian Union, South Africa, on Sunday confirmed the untimely death of Benjamin Okoronkwo, a 43-year-old Taxify driver from Okposi, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi.

The union said in a statement by its Assistant National Publicity Secretary, Ikele Odefa, that he was shot dead by unknown assailants at about 3 a.m. on August 3, in his car.

According to the statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Nigerian Union South Africa has visited the scene of the ugly incident and later went to open a case of murder at Mofartview Police Station in Johannesburg south cluster.

Mr Odefa said the deceased is survived by two children and a wife.

He said the union was calling yet again on law enforcement to investigate his murder and whoever was involved should be prosecuted. (NAN)

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