The Nigerian government says it is following closely, investigations into the death of two of its citizens in South Africa.

Ikechukwu Mmanwoke Edmond and Eluka Agu died in two separate incidents in their base in South Africa.

According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tope Elias-Fatile, Edmond, an indigene of Anambra State, was murdered in front of his home in Marvern, a suburb of Johannesburg.

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In the second incident, Agu was beaten to death during a robbery alongside some unidentified persons in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, near Pretoria.

“The Federal Government wishes to assure that the Consulate-General of Nigeria in Johannesburg has been following Police investigations on the sad development.

“Our missions in South Africa would continue to engage their host authorities to ensure the safety of Nigerians residing in various parts of the country.”

The ministry commiserated with families of the deceased.

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