Ozubulu Men Assassinated in South Africa

The names of two men shot dead in South Africa Friday morning are still uncertain. But speculations point to a continuing drug war among indigenes of Ozubulu (Anambra State) in South Africa.

Their assailants are also unknown. Nigerians have been the targets of xenophobic attacks in South Africa for many years now. And drug pushers from Ozubulu and Mbaise (Imo State) were said to be fighting in that country at a time.

Information circulating on social media platform Facebook suggests that one of the men shot is Emeka Nzelu. Another poster says it’s “Bishop” [Aloysius Nnamdi Ikegwuonu], who was the main target of the attack on worshippers at St. Philip’s Catholic Church, Ozubulu, during a 6am Mass on August 6, 2017. At least 12 worshippers, including Ikegwuonu’s uncle, died in the attack. “Bishop”, 36 in 2017, was described as a South Africa-based businessman who single-handedly built the church.

The second man has not been identified in any way.

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