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Newsline: Nigerian Consulate General raises alarm on ‘violent killings’ of Nigerians in South Africa

The Consulate General of Nigeria, based in Johannesburg, said it has noted with great concern reports of “violent killings” of Nigerian nationals in Durban. In a public notice issued by the Consulate General in Saxonwold, the Nigerian envoy expressed sadness over the “condemnable” murders. “The Consulate General, Johannesburg, has received with great concern reports of recent killings of Nigerians in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province. The killings, which happened in the last three weeks, are unnecessary, condemnable, and utterly callous. The Consulate General is saddened by the developments and hereby extends its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims,” the diplomatic mission said. (https://www.thezimbabwemail.com/world-news/nigerian-embassy-raises-alarm-on-violent-killings-of-nigerians-in-sa/) “While the mission is confident that the South African Police Service will conduct full and thorough investigations into the murders, it is pertinent to enjoin all Nigerians residing in KwaZulu-Natal province to remain calm, security conscious and law-abiding. The Consulate General advised Nigerian families directly impacted by the “latest gruesome killings” to contact it for consular assistance.

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