Nigeria Union in South Africa has condemned the killing of a 34-year-old housewife, Mrs Christiana Onyeka, by unknown gunmen on December 3. Onyeka, a mother of four and native of Ozubulu, Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State, was killed in her husband's office in Midrand, near Johannesburg.
Mr Ikechukwu Ayene, president of the union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Midrand, South Africa, on Saturday [Dec. 12] that it had reported the incident to the South African police and Nigerian mission.
"The unjust killing of Nigerians in South Africa is becoming alarming. We are worried that after reporting such killings to the police, we do not get the desired results. Most cases of Nigerian victims of murder are either abandoned or inconclusive," he said.
Anyene said that the situation had become so bad because more women were getting killed.
"Nigerian communities in South Africa are devastated by this gruesome murder. Mrs Oyeka was a hard working housewife, dedicated to the success of her husband`s business and welfare of Nigerians in South Africa," he said.
Mrs Uzor Ekesi, the President, Nigerian Women Association, South Africa, decried the killing of Onyeka. "The killing came to us as a big shock. We are scared and confused because women are now being killed. Nigerians, especially women, condemn this act and call for urgent action to stop further killings," she said.