Nigerian Man Gunned Down after Incident in South African Bar

Another Nigerian man, Chibuzo Nwankwo, has been killed after reportedly harassing a female worker at a local bar in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Nwankwo, a patron of the bar, met his untimely demise Friday after he got drunk and repeatedly harassed the bar assistant, according to the Nigerian community in South Africa.

His death brings the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa to 121, since January 2016 following renewed xenophobic attacks in the country.

According to Habib Miller, the publicity secretary of the Nigerian union in South Africa, a yet to be identified person opened fire on Nwankwo at the bar in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The suspect is said to be in police custody.

“The deceased, a patron of the bar, got drunk and started harassing a female worker,” he said.

“Information available to the union said that Nwankwo was chased out by security personnel, but he kept on coming back, became very aggressive and rude before the ugly incident occurred.

“A murder case has been opened and an investigation has started. We call on Nigerians to be calm and allow the law to take its course.”

Mr Miller said the union was against any form of violence, adding that it would monitor the case to ensure that justice prevailed.

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