The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned the killing of another Nigerian in South Africa, Michael China Echefu, and condoled with his family.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, spoke on behalf of the Federal Government.
According to available information, Echefu who was shot dead by men suspected to be armed robbers in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In the condolence message, the NIDCOM Chairman assured the family of proper investigation into the matter with the hope of arresting those behind the dastard act.
Dabiri-Erewa commended the prompt intervention of the Consul General of Nigeria, Andrew Idi, who promptly visited the bereaved family and provided necessary support for the repatriation of the Echefu remains to Nigeria.
Dabiri-Erewa urged the South African authorities to see to the logical conclusion of the matter by fishing out those behind the killing of Echefu so as not to be like the unresolved cases of previous murders of Nigerians in South Africa.
A statement signed by Kazeem Babatunde, Secretary-General of the Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa, announced the killing of Echefu, a native of Amaigbo in Imo State in his shop.
The unfortunate incident happened on June 27, 2022.
According to an eyewitness account, the deceased was shot and killed by a South African robbery gang who robbed him at gunpoint in his shop located at Rissik and Jeppe Street, Johannesburg.
During the robbery, the deceased was shot twice on the head by one of the members of the robbery gang in his attempt to flee the robbery scene.
An investigation into the incidence is ongoing and no arrest has been made.
Late Echefu is survived by a wife, Ugochi Echefu, and three children.