Nigeria condemns killing of its citizen in South Africa

By Rahila Lassa

Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu

The Nigerian Government has condemned in very strong terms the unfortunate murder of Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, during a conference in South Africa.

The Chairman, Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa condemned the act, calling on the South African Authorities to rise up to their responsibilities and ensure those behind the dastardly act are brought to book.

“This is one death too many and cannot be swept under the carpet”, she said.

The NIDCOM Chairman said she was very confident of the determination of the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria and the Consulate General in Johannesburg to resolve the situation and has assured as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari that no Nigerian anywhere in the world would be treated unjustly.

Meanwhile, Honourable Dabiri-Erewa has extended her heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased on behalf of the government and the good people of Nigeria .

Mrs Ndubuisi-Chukwwu was a Deputy Director General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and was in South Africa to attend the Conference of the African Insurance Organisation.

She was found dead in her room at Emperor’s Palace Casino, Hotel and Convention Centre, Johannesburg.

Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu died on June 13 at Kempton Park Gauteng Province, South Africa.