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Protest as police kill another Nigerian in South Africa

A number of Nigerian residents in South Africa on Tuesday protested the alleged killing of a 30-year-old man, Stanley Igwe by a South African police officer.

Igwe, an Imo State indigene, was reportedly killed on June 6, 2021, allegedly by a police officer in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa.

Narrating the incident on the telephone from Johannesburg, Mr Ben Okoli, President-General, Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the protest followed Igwe’s alleged killing.

Okoli said, “All hell broke loose at Newcastle Police Station, in KwaZulu -Natal, when a group of Nigerian men stormed the police station demanding justice for their fallen brother.

“The Nigerian men claimed that one of the police officers from the Newcastle Police Station killed a Nigerian man, unprovoked.”

He added that Nigerian mission in South Africa has waded in on the matter with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.

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