The Nigerian High Commission in South Africa on Friday confirmed the brutal murder of an auto-mechanic, Razak Ajao and in Polokwane, Limpopo Province.
Filing an official complaint to the South African Foreign Ministry, the Nigeria High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Martins Cobham, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on telephone from Pretoria, that four others were hospitalised during a resurgence of mob attack on foreigners in the country.
“I can confirm that a Nigerian, Razak Ajao, an auto mechanic was killed and four others injured during a mob attack against foreigners in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of South Africa today (Thursday),” he said.
“The Nigerian mission has formally registered a protest to the South African Ministry of Foreign Affairs on this sad incident.
“The ministry said they would get back to the mission and that is the situation we are now. The mission has also reported the attacks to the South African police.
“Meanwhile, the mission is meeting with officials of Nigeria Union on the incident to decide on the next line of action.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.”
Cobham added that two of the injured Nigerians had been treated and discharged while others were still receiving treatment in the hospital.