Four Nigerian Men Gunned Down In South Africa



Four Nigerians died when a group of men opened fire on them in Benoni, on the East Rand, police said on Friday, 6th July 2013.

Five men were in a Volkswagen Golf on Thursday evening when a car stopped in front of them, police spokesperson Tim Masilela said.

A group of men got out of the car and opened fire, killing two men in the Golf.

A wounded passenger tried to run away, but collapsed and died a few metres from the scene. A fourth man died later in hospital.

The fifth man in the car was not hurt.

"The motive behind the shooting is unknown. Police are still investigating," Masilela said.

Last Saturday, three Nigerians were killed in a cellphone shop in Voortrekker Street, Benoni. They were inside the shop when five armed men entered around 18:00, police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said at the time.

The five opened fire, killing two of the customers, both 38, inside the shop, and the third man, 40, at the shop door.

The gunmen fled in a green BMW. They were also believed to be Nigerians, said Dlamini.

He said the police found spent cartridges at the scene, and a licensed firearm belonging to one of the men who died. Nothing was stolen.

"The motive for the killing is still unknown but a possibility that the victims were a rival group is being investigated," he said.



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Chido 2013-07-07 06:45:35
Who Ever said the suspects are Nigerians should provide the suspect cos its assumed that they know dem.journalist used dat as a medium to say Nigerian are killing demselves so dat SouthAfrican wount be investigated

Bardoski 2013-07-07 12:18:19
may their souls rest in peace.

Deejaydiode 2013-07-07 12:18:23
R I P to dem

Adi 2013-07-07 14:33:43
Well what can one say. Show me ur friends and tell u whom u are. But come to think of it what's really happening in S/A sef. Naija guys just dey die anyhow. U sure say na rival group fight. These S/A guys are very insecure and they want other nationals out of their country

Ovie 2013-07-07 14:54:45
u pple believe dey r nigerians killin demselves?

Frank Ed 2013-07-08 05:39:40
Thos boys no go eva stop 2 disgrace us.

Eagles 2013-07-08 09:33:37
Onye gbo oweya ona e je

Reuben 2013-07-08 09:47:02
God have mercy

Zulugal 2013-07-08 17:33:16
Rip to them all especially my husband.only God knows.i lost the love if my life and my daughter a great father.all you were doing is going to buy yam.and the crime you commited nothing(just cause u Nigerian)

Jojor 2013-07-08 17:58:07
South african police is alerging the killers are also nigerians, as far as am concerned, dat aligation is a defence merchanism, is d fled killers dat told d police dat dey nigerians or diaz marks on dem dat shows dey are nigerians? Dey have not told us d real stories, dis is how dey slauthered several nigerians few yrs back, is it a crime to b hardworking? Dis ppl jst hate us for nothing.

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