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Nigerian teenager killed in South Africa out of Xenophobia

The president of the Union of Nigeria in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, confirmed the murder of a 17-year-old Chinonso Dennis Obiaju, killed in Johannesburg last Saturday.

Olubajo told the NAN phone that his guardian, Mr. Mike Nsofor, revealed that he was shot at about 6:30.

“He went to buy in a shop with his friend and someone chased them and opened fire on them, killing him,” the guard said.

He added that the family would bury him in South Africa and noted that union leaders in Johannesburg will contact him to inform him of the events.

Olubajo said that on Monday they will go to the police to finalize the registration and supply of their documents.

“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 hunt down a young school boy couldn’t have any justifiable reasons,’’ Olubajo said.

He implored the Federal Government to urgently protect Nigerians in the Diaspora.

NAN reports that no fewer than 200 Nigerians have been killed in xenophobic attacks between 2016 and this year.