Teenage Nigerian Killed In South Africa
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Chinonso Dennis Obiaju, 17, a Nigerian still in high school, has been shot dead in Johannesburg, South Africa, Concise News reports.

It was learned that the teenager, who was killed on Saturday, July 20, lived in Roodeprt with his guardian.

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Obiaju died one week after another Nigerian Obianuju Ndubuisi-Chukwu was found dead in her room at Emperor’s Palace Casino Hotel and Convention Centre.

This news medium understands that, until her death, Ndubuisi-Chukwu was the Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria in South Africa.

It was learned that she was in Johannesburg to attend the Conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the latest killing brings to about 200 Nigerians killed in xenophobic attacks between 2016 and this year.

President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, said the guardian of the deceased, Mike Nsofor, disclosed that he was shot at about 6.30 p.m.

“He went to buy from a shop with his friend and someone chased and opened fire on them, killing him,’’ NAN quoted him as saying.

According to him, the family would be burying him in South Africa.

Olubajo said, “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.”