Nigerian Man Allegedly Stabs Two Police Officers in South Africa

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A Nigerian man has been arrested in South Africa for allegedly stabbing two policemen in Rosedale near Upingto.

Though his identity is yet to be deciphered, reports say he will be charged to court soon.

The stabbing, which occurred on Tuesday, was said to have disrupted peace and order in the area before police intervention.

Nigerian Community in South Africa has condemned the incident.

The police investigation is still ongoing to ascertain the true circumstances of the incident.

The Consul General was said to have also been informed of the ugly development.

Meanwhile, the National President of Nigerian Citizens in South Africa (NICASA), Mr. Benjamin Okoli, has debunked the news of ultimatums issued to Nigerians and other foreigners in the affected areas.

Okoli noted that the incident is most regretted as it negates the peace and confidence-building that was already going on between the South Africans and their Nigerian counterpart.

Okoli who narrated the incident to The Nation Newspaper said it was not yet clear what led to the attacks, but one thing that was certain was the involvement of a Nigerian who was the aggressor in the case.

He noted that a policeman was stabbed to death while a second was wounded and rushed to the hospital, where he later died as a result of the injuries sustained.

According to Okoli,

“The ugly incident happened yesterday (Tuesday) in the town’s of keimos, and Rosedale near Upington and continued up till today (Wednesday) afternoon.

“A Nigerian is alleged to have stabbed a member of the South African Police Service. It is not yet clear why the Nigerian allegedly stabbed the policeman to death and wounded another who was critical in the hospital, report has confirmed the second victim has died.

We understand that the alleged killer and the stabbed police victim are known to each other”.

On getting information on the incident, he said they contacted the local police to step in so as to forestall breakdown of law and order.

Nigerians in the affected areas have also been advised to stay out of trouble.

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