Tourism: Nigerians in South Africa protest, demand justice over killing of a 30-year-old compatriot by police officer


Nigerians in South Africa have staged a peaceful protest following alleged killing a of 30-year-old man by police officers in the country.

According to, the victim, Stanley Igwe, who hailed from Amandugba village, Isu Local Government Area, Imo State, was reportedly killed on June 6, 2021, allegedly by a police officer in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa.

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Narrating the incident on telephone from Johannesburg, Mr Ben Okoli, President-General, Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the protest followed the killing of Igwe.

Okoli said, “All hell broke loose at Newcastle Police Station, in KwaZulu -Natal, when a group of Nigerian men stormed the police station demanding justice for their fallen brother.

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“The Nigerian men claimed that one of the police officers from the Newcastle Police Station killed a Nigerian man, unprovoked,” Okoli said.

The NICASA leader said that the angry Nigerians then called for explanation from the South African police and demanded justice.

He, however, noted that “the Nigerian diplomatic mission in South Africa is currently handling the situation to resolve the issue amicably.”

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