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FG expresses concern over killing of three Nigerians in South Africa

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The killings of three Nigerians between November 14 and November 17 in South Africa have drawn the attention of the federal government.

In a statement released on Thursday, the Nigerian Consulate General in Johannesburg expressed its sadness over the most recent reports of Nigerians being killed in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

It explained how poorly managed intracommunity violence was to blame for the deaths of Nigerians in South Africa.

The Mission, however, appealed for calm and restraint while efforts were made by the High Commission, Consulate General and South African authorities to curb the violence.

It also called on religious/traditional and community leaders to bring their spiritual and moral authority to bear on current efforts towards an amicable resolution of the issues.

It said: “The Consulate General of Nigeria is saddened by the latest reports of killings of Nigerians in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

“Preliminary accounts indicate that three Nigerians were shot and killed between 14th and 17th November 2022 due to intra-community violence that has not been adequately managed. This is a source of grave concern to the Mission and well-meaning Nigerians.”

It also urged the community to be law-abiding and refer all disputes to relevant law enforcement agencies for assistance.

While commiserating with families of victims of the latest killings, the Consulate General appealed to members of the Nigerian community in Durban to eschew violence and any action that could lead to a degeneration of the current situation.

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