The Nigeria Mission in South Africa on Sunday confirmed the killing of Mr. Ozumba Tochukwu-Lawrence by an unknown gunman in the country.
The Nigeria Consulate-General in South Africa said that the incident was said to have occurred at 10 Koppe, Middleburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on July 6.
The mission said that Lawrence was shot six times by his assailant and he died before reaching hospital.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, expressed worry over the killing of the Nigerian in South Africa.
Dabiri-Erewa, in a short message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja, described the recent killing as unfortunate.
She said that further enquiry over the Nigeria issue with South Africa should be directed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“All enquiries should be directed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who has vowed to take decisive action with the new Foreign Affairs Minister in South Africa.”