The Nigeria Union in South Africa has said the police in that country has released five Nigerians detained for protesting the killing of a businessman.
The South African Police had reportedly killed Clement Kalu, a native of Obosi, in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra for being in possession of drugs, at Springs town, near Johannesburg.
Nigerians protested in front of the police station in the town, prompting the police to shoot rubber bullets to disperse them.
Adetola Olubajo, President of the Union, told newsmen in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday that the Nigerians were arrested on Sept. 6.
“They were arrested for protesting the killing of a member of the Nigerian community in the town.
“Following our intervention, they were released on Sept. 7. We urge Nigerians in the town to remain law abiding while we await the outcome of the post mortem on the deceased,” he said.