Chinedu Eze, a 35-year-old Nigerian, has been murdered in the Western Cape province of South Africa.
The Nigeria Union in South Africa, which confirmed the killing on Thursday, blamed it on a Somalian.
Mike Ibitoye, chairman of the union in the province, told NAN on telephone from Cape Town, that Eze was shot during an argument over a cell phone.
He also said the police had commenced investigation into the incident “but we are not aware if the assailant has been arrested”.
“Reports at our disposal said that on the fateful day there was an argument between him and Somali man inside a car,” he said.
“The Somalian reportedly shot him three times, and when he ran out of the car, he shot him six times again, leading to his death.
“Chinedu Eze is a native of Umuchu, Aguata local government area of Anambra state. He deals in cell phones.”
Ibitoye said the incident happened at Bellview area of Cape Town, a place populated by Somalians.
Adetola Olubajo, secretary of the union, said the national body of the union has informed the Nigerian mission in South Africa.
“We appeal to Nigerians in the Western Cape Province to remain peaceful and law abiding. The Mission is on top of the situation,” he said.
The union also called on the federal government to ensure that the welfare of Nigerians in South Africa are protected.