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Dabiri-Erewa condemns killing of 2 Nigerians in US


Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has condemned the gruesome murder of two Nigerian cab drivers in Washington D.C. and New York, the United States of America and challenged the American authorities to fish out their killers.

Dabiri-Erewa in a statement, recalled the events that led to the death of the two Nigerians who she said were killed in their prime while eking out daily living.

Dabiri-Erewa recalled that two weeks after a Nigerian cab driver, Solomon James Okoro, was shot dead in Washington DC by armed robbers, another Nigerian, Orji Ama Uro, from Ebonyi State was killed in Brooklyn, New York.

She said “the death of these two Nigerians who are out to earn their daily bread was really heart rendering, worrisome and pathetic. It was barbaric, inhuman and condemnable.”

She further extended her condolence to the families of Okoro and Uro .

She added that “Our concern after the death is the survival of the children. We extend our condolences to friends and families who have been thrown into mourning”.

She further urged the American security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the senseless killing.

It was reported that 54-year-old Orji Ama Uro from Ekoli Edda, Ebonyi State, was brutally stabbed in the eye with an umbrella after dropping off two people, a man and a woman, in Brooklyn last Thursday.

The point of the umbrella pierced Ama Uro’s brain, and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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