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FG condemns killing of Nigerian pastor in China



The Federal Government has condemned the killing of a Nigerian pastor in China, Joseph Ogenna Nwajueze by the Chinese security operatives.

Speaking through the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, demanded thorough investigation into the death of the deceased from the Chinese authorities.

Dabiri-Erewa in a statement issued in Abuja by the NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the killers of the Anambra -born pastor, who was living with his wife, Chinwe and four children in China, must be punished.

She added that the late Pastor was doing his legitimate business in China and as such; there was no reason for his unjustifiable killing.

More so, she condemned the stigmatization of Nigerians living in China, while noting that only those who were found guilty of the country’s law should be prosecuted.

While condoling the family of the deceased Pastor, she reiterated her resolve to ensure that justice is done by fishing out those who were responsible for his death.

It was learnt that Pastor Joseph Nwajueze was chased to his death by Chinese security operatives over alleged immigration formalities.

Sources said the Chinese security personnel, in an attempt to capturing the fleeing Nigerian pastor, used a security gadget that illuminates light on him, in order to demobilse him.

It was also gathered that the security gadget made the pastor numb, leading to his fall, which eventually led to his death.

However, she appealed to angry Nigerians in China to be patient and not take the law into their hands as the Federal government is committed to ensuring that justice is done.