17 Nigerians Attacked By Armed Robbers Using Taxi From South Africa’s Airport – Consul General

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July 14, 2016 – 17 Nigerians By Armed Robbers Using Taxi From South Africa’s Airport – Nigeria’s Consul General Issues Warning

Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, on Thursday, urged Nigerians travelling to South Africa to be wary of taxis they board on arrival in that country.
Okeke in Johannesburg, South Africa, said that the Consulate had received reports from 17 Nigerians robbed on arrival at the Oliver Thambo International Airport since the beginning of the year.

“These robbery attacks have put the mission in a lot of problems.
“The president’s aide on NEPAD arrived in South Africa, boarded a taxi recommended by the NEPAD Secretariat and was robbed at gunpoint a few meters away from the airport, ” she said.

Uche Ajulu Okeke

She also cited the robbing of a top Nigerian cosmetologist who recently arrived in South Africa to showcase the use of traditional Nigerian cosmetics and improved local value of Shea Butter.

“She was robbed at gunpoint with her husband after a car crossed their path in front of their hotel and took away all they had,” she said.

The ambassador stated that another Nigerian couple robbed few metres from the airport became traumatised when they got to the mission.

“When they came to the mission, they could not talk, the wife was traumatised.
“We had to buy them new clothes, opened their e-mail and informed the company they came to see that they lost everything,” she said.
Ajulu-Okeke said the robbers often carted away everything from their victims and dump the passengers on the way.

He urged Nigerians coming to South Africa to make arrangements for people to receive them.

“Do not enter the local airport taxis because some of them are into unholy alliance with hoodlums to rob people who come to South Africa for legitimate business,” she said.
The ambassador said the mission was worried that there could be other cases not reported, saying many had been reported to the police for action.

“We are working hard here to promote business relations between our two countries and there are more than 30,000 South Africans living in Nigeria and nothing like this happens to them,” she said.

Ajulu -Okeke urged security agencies in South Africa to check the activities of the hoodlums.


7 thoughts on “17 Nigerians Attacked By Armed Robbers Using Taxi From South Africa’s Airport – Consul General

  1. Is a bad thing wey they are do us. Is bicos they are knowing say Nigerias is having sense pass away them is why they are do us the wickedity. But no be them is get wickedity pass away everybody o. I am hear say MTN is a South Africa something. Make we spoil am.

  2. SA is one of the most corrupt countries in Africa with all forms of criminals, hempers, hard Drugs, high profile Robbers, Ritualists, prolific kidnappers etc…
    So, I dont know the reason for the crave behind going there in the first place.

    I take a stroll…

  3. nothing in this world will make me go to South Africa,for the first place.but i thank God ,they give their country bad names also, no be only naija this and that every bad thing,atless 30,000 SA live in naija nothing happen to them, but naija no save their. my brothers and sisters pls bring back ur money home, develop ur own town, city, states and country not SA.

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