Nigerian man arrested for stabbing South African Police officers


The South African Police have arrested a Nigerian man accused of stabbing two officers.

The suspect whose name is yet to be disclosed reportedly attacked the policemen during a misunderstanding on Wednesday.

President of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, on Thursday, confirmed the incident in a statement.

Olubajo said the details of the disagreement were still not very clear.

He also said the “major witness” was also stabbed multiple times and is still in critical condition at the hospital.

According to Olubajo, the suspect would appear in court on or before Monday.

The incident has led to the disruption of peace and order in the Keimoes and Upington areas of northern cape province.

Locals in the community on Thursday issued Nigerians and other foreign national a 12-hour ultimatum to vacate the neighbourhood.

The swift intervention of the Police, however, stopped the situation from degenerating into a full-blown crisis.

The Nigerian government is yet to officially react to the development.

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