January 16, 2018 – Photo: Igbo Trader Attacked By Taxi Drivers In South Africa Begs FG For Help
30-year-old Mr Chukwuebuka Ezeoke, a Nigerian trader attacked by Taxi Drivers in Rustenburg, South Africa has appealed to the Federal Government and the Nigerian mission to assist him.
Ezeoke, NAN on the telephone from Rustenburg, South Africa on Tuesday that a mob took him by surprise on a Sunday morning.
“ I did not know what was happening, only to be attacked by a mob. They beat me with all sorts of weapons.
“ My head, eyes, hands, and legs had big cuts. I was taken to the hospital by some of our people who saw what happened. I stayed in the hospital for one week.
“ As we speak, I cannot walk well and it is by God`s grace that I am still alive. The mob took my two telephones, and R5,000 cash (N150,000),”.
“ I appeal to the Government and the mission in South Africa to assist us. Some of us lost everything. The money I wanted to use for my business was stolen on the day I was attacked. I understand some businesses owned by our people were also burned.
“ It has become necessary for the government to come to our aid. We need assistance now to get back to our businesses,”.
Ezeoke said he could still not walk after leaving the hospital.