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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Another Nigerian cab driver killed in New York

Less than two weeks after a Nigeria cab driver was shot dead in Washington DC (if you missed it, read it HERE) another one has been killed...this time in New York.

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 around 5pm on Thursday June 13th. The point of the umbrella pierced Ama Uro's brain, killing him.

Eye witnesses told police that the man and woman came down from the cab on Thomas S. Boyland St. in Brownsville and immediately started arguing with the cab driver. The man, believed to be in his 20s, then stabbed Uro in the right eye with an umbrella, piercing his brain. Continue...


Uro lost control of his vehicle, drove onto the sidewalk, and crashed into two parked vehicles. (pictured above). He managed to get out of his car then collapsed. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

His killer and his companion are yet to be arrested, though a $5,000 reward has been offered for any information leading to the suspects’ arrest.

Uro was not robbed as his wallet and cellphone were found in his cab. 
 
He relocated to the US 10 years ago and recently brought his children to the US to live with him. (Two of his daughters pictured with him above). His wife lives in Aba, Abia state.

Horrible way to die. May his soul rest in peace...amen.

158 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's wit d killing of Nigeria's abroad na??? Plz pple, time to come back home o

Anonymous said...

OMG what is happening to Nigerian cabbies in d US? May his soul rip & may God keep his children,ds is just soo pathetic

HighJ Udeh said...

na wa o! So so bad news..

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

#RIP

Amysexy said...

Indeed @ linda baby! It ȋ̝̊̅§ quiet a horrible way 2 die, like I've said early run if it were 2 be Nigerian's dat committed dis murder, d culprits will be found within 24hrs but all d sme may his soul rest in peace!amen.

Anonymous said...

TOO BAD

opeoluwa omikunle said...

Dis z sad..may God punish his killers :(

Adaobi Ekemezie said...

ouch so touching, may his soul r.i.p

ugo said...

Why r they killing naija cab drivers na? So sad! RIP

Anonymous said...

It's horrible. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Omg wts happening. Am tayad of this murder cases...may his soul rip.

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

He just wanted to make a Living..sigh

Anonymous said...

Some ppl are wicked!may his soul rest in peace!

Make-Up by Teju Tobun said...

This aint right...at all

bbdatouch said...

Na wa ooo what is happening God ve mercy on Us ooo no security in USA too

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace. And God will pay d killers back in their own coin. Sad news.

Cute G said...

Why all these now?No more regards for d lives of Nigerians again.May God Console his family

frayoo reaper said...

And what is the government doing about it? The answer is noting. Cuz they don't care about we masses.

Levi Eze said...

Thanks Linda for posting this news. It is high time all these senseless killings stop. Its not that they are in any way better than us, but with the slightest provocation they show the world how they view us. Damn all the preaching that the US is a free world that accomodates all, blacks (especially immigrants) are treated as inferior. The entire family is heartbroken

Amadi Nwokocha said...

It is a shame that Uro had to die this way. He went to the US in 2002 to seek the greener pastures and make life better for self and family, only to be cut down in this cruel manner. Uro was a good friend, whom I met in the US in 2002, and shared some good moments with. I am saddened by his demise, after several years of toiling. May his soul rest in peace, and may our good Lord comfort his family. He will be sorely missed.

haryodele says said...

may his soul rest in peace.. so sorry for the girls.

Levi Eze said...

Thanks Linda for posting this news. Its high time all these senseless killings stop. Damn all the preaching that the US is a free world where rights are respected, blacks (especially immigrants like my in-law) are viewed as inferior. With the slightest provocation, they don't fail to show whom they truly are. Right now, the entire family is heart broken...

ChinaU said...

Oh hush. Which one is "come back home" Just because Linda chooses to post news regarding Nigerian cab drivers doesn't mean drivers of other nationalities aren't going through something similar.
Cab driving is not a fun nor safe job. It's very risky and one needs to be careful when dealing with customers. i.e, know who to pick on the streets, don't work late hours, don't argue, etc

jerdy said...

Dis is rather a sad news. I pray god keep n protect his family. RIP

hilda D Diva said...

Wats all dis killing !!!!!! Mbok is nt funny again

Missy on the Blog said...

What a pity, too many thugs in America, may God help his people ohh, RIP.

Anonymous said...

Nawa oo..its like d white boiz are now targeting Nigerians in new york..killed with an umbrella..really strange..I think dis is umu nna at work here..may God kip his fam..........THE DON

DADDYSWIFE said...

Its a pity,may his soul rest in peace.amen

hilda D Diva said...

May His Soul rest in Peace thou

hilda D Diva said...

Wats all dis killing !!!!!! Mbok is nt funny again

EDDIE~SYFAR said...

RIP. So sad right nw

African Sweetheart said...

Disgusting! Lord have mercy.

Anonymous said...

come back and do what?? Because killing doesn't occur in 9ja?? Mscheww at least the family will be given justice as it is VERY likely they will find his murderer.

Anonymous said...

May God help Nigeerians in d USA

Anonymous said...

Na wa o

Akos said...

Jesus, God punish these two idiots who did this. May the burn in hell and fry CRISPY. IDIOTS. I am so saddened by this. Such a noble man trying to earn a living.

Ah God will punish these killers 30 generations and over.

Akos said...

May he rest in Peace

Aduke said...

*Deep sigh*....My God! What a horrible way to die?! Soo heartbreaking...R.I.P Sir.

Anonymous said...

Racism!

Anonymous said...

This is so sad and great loss. These ones are even doing legal businesses in the States yet get killed. If they were 419 they will say Nigerians are fraudsters. O ma ga o. RIP Mr Uro

Anonymous said...

Another one, na wa *

Jumoke SB said...

OMG!!!! That idiot must be found and stabbed right up the butt too!!!! God!!!

Anonymous said...

Na wa Ooo dis is pathetic

Anonymous said...

Very sad story,but why the killing of nigerian cab men in the USA,something is wrong some where,Other nigerians abroad should please be very vigialnt and careful,may his soul RIP and God wl be with his family(AMIN)Kola.

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Another one? na wa o, so sad *

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

This is no mistake,its intensional.dey want to force Nigerians back home or maybe retarliating for d soldier dat died.RIP sir

Anonymous said...

From the picture of his cab, the man was driving a "dollar cab", an illegal/unregistered cab that has no built in partition. It is a form of cab meant for hustlers. I'm not trying to knock him, he had to do what he had to do to survive. I did that too, and left it after finding my footing. Brownsville, East New York is amongst the toughest, if not the toughest, of hoods in NYC. There you get all kinds of low life thugs and gang bangers, that live off of social welfare. Mehnn, when I say bad niggaz, I mean it in every sense of the word. That's what you get at Brownsville. He made a mistake by arguing with them, you don't argue with the broke ass and drug infested niggaz. Probably, they did not want to pay him for the ride and he was arguing with them for his money.He should have driven away. It had happened to me severally, and I drove away. That was the mistake, especially, when the low life motha fucka had his low life bitch/shoddy with him. The pig would term it disrespect, (probably may not even know the meaning of disrespect)and would go any extent to teach the Africa (not even African)a lesson. Mind you, so many people may have witnessed what happened, and I will bet that they calmly worked away after stabbing him, but nobody will come forward. You don't snitch in a hood like Brownsville, or you will be found in a dumpster the next day.

I feel for the family of the victim. It was a senseless loss. It could have been me. May his soul rest in peace. I pray that the cretins that did this be caught, IJN.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian cabbies are not being targeted specifically, it just so happens that a lot of cabbies in America are unfortunately Nigerian

ijeoma ogbonna said...

May his soul rest in peace!!

Queen Bee said...

If not for the state of our economy,what bizness does a 50 something year old have with relocating talk more of driving cab in a foreign land?
He should av been comfortably retired if not for our wicked leaders!!
RIP papi.

Debby Akinola said...

Gosh.....people are so damn wicked. These whites are wicked. If its in naija now,they won't allow us hear word again. May his soul RIP

Sunday Otuns said...

If na US citizen this kind thing happen to them govt go tell their citizens to beware of nigeria or them go put nigeria for blacklist.blacklist kor whitelist ni.

Jane Njepu said...

Rip man.

Anonymous said...

This is so pathetic,I hope no connection b/w d tow killings

Black Child said...

How long will this continue? Something ought to be done to prevent another of its kind. RIP.

Anonymous said...

Come back home to what?

BLOGLORD said...

oh no! c'mon! this is not good. why now???????
#sadface

Sunday Otuns said...

If na naija person stab white person hell for let lose.Again,if na naija this kind thing happen u.s govt for tell her citizens to beware of coming here and them go put us for white-list.Racists

Anonymous said...

the American Govt.should look into this matter with all sincerity...it is really getting out of hand...all thesame....... Rest In Peace

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace

Dawgiepimp said...

Wat a sad way to die.....God will punish n expose dos bastards IJN.....awon omo aleeee buruku.....God console his family.....

bubbles said...

Anh anh kilode...this is just too much abeg...what do they want form us. Just wondering what the arguement was about to have caused this

Anonymous said...

Hope its not retailiation from dos two miscreant who killed dat soilder,may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

So where does one go to find security on this planet? RIP sir

Emmanuel Babatunde said...

So sad...
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Anonymous said...

Omg! That's my street, Jesus! Akatas are wicked people, especially the teenagers and the ones in their twenties. They are reckless and mean, that's why I don't associate with them at all. I pray this man finds rest in the bosom of our Lord. Useless Akatas *spits*. Plushgal.

Anonymous said...

May his gentle soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Haha! This is very bad

Anonymous said...

Rip...how sad that a man of this age had to relocate and become a cab driver cos of state of naija economy.

somadina obi said...

This is Horrible, right now I'm in shock.. May his soul rest in Peace, I pray God consoles the Family and Friends.

Slim.Smart.Sleek said...

"Eye witnesses told police that the man and woman came down from the cab on Thomas S. Boyland St. in Brownsville and immediately started arguing with the cab driver."

Anybody wondering how d man n woman came down, stabbed d cabbie b4 he lost control n ran into d parked vehicles? or was d cab still in motion wen dey got off?

Anonymous said...

RIP Sir :(. Brownsville, BK....*le sigh*

Anonymous said...

Horrible

Anonymous said...

Very sad...may his soul rest in peace!

blaqmagikman said...

May his soul rest in perfect peace. Btw what's up with old Nigerians becoming cab drivers in the US is Nigeria that bad?

hope obeten said...

Na wa o

P-MONI said...

may his soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

This feels more like a serial killing or a Drug Deal Gone Bad.. Its too shady

Anonymous said...

This is so sad.........somebody's father

I m in tears

jewel said...

May his soul rest in peace,and they better do sumtin about d killing.this one don pass coincidence.

Anonymous said...

Its becoming suspicious.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

@Str8frmdahips says said...
If only people know the aristocracies that go on in the US...would make some of the 9ja posts Linda puts up like Kindergarten stuff...such a pretentious morally upright country but such a depraved society..
A father just wasted probs by some druggies!!
The things we have do to earn a buck..Babaginda..OBJ..hope you seeing the mess you created home and abroad...

Anonymous said...

Hope its not out of retaliation of the soilder killed by dos two miscreant,lord strenghten his two children

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! what a sad lost of soul God should pls save nigerians home and abroad.

Anonymous said...

Na wao, ths is man inhumanity to man.

Anonymous said...

Sad

UWA said...

IT SEEMS LIKE A SERIAL KILLER SOMEWHERE

Anonymous said...

Pierced through the eye to the brain? Really horrible.

Anonymous said...

How can a man in his 50s relocate to the US to drive a cab. RIP and my condolences to his family

Anonymous said...

He resemble banker

Oluyomi Odukoya said...

God, please protect FS.. He's also a cab driver in US.

Anonymous said...

Dat shit is fuccked up

Yemmie Oscar said...

Like seriously!!!SAD
Rip

esan abiodun said...

Why Nigerians...-s dis a reprisal attack for d woolwich killings in UK???

Anonymous said...

Eyaa RIP

Anonymous said...

Extremely terrible so sad. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Linda post my comment o coz u don't.

Jay gal

Anonymous said...

His murderer is a pyscho! How do you stab someone so hard in the eye that it reaches their brain? RIP Mr Uro..

OMObaOnieL said...

Terrible

odobo grace said...

We nor go gree o, we nor go gree! US citizen, we nor go gree

Anonymous said...

Am wondering if you know anything about security of lifes and properties in Nigeria .The prayer is that God's protection should not depart from us .Abroad is saver though crime can't be eliminated everywhere .

Anonymous said...

Even a dog wount be killed in such wicked and brutal way abroad.This is a clarion call to our wicked leader to rise up and do something to better our economy and provide adequate jobs whatever just make the system work so that citizens wount have to run off to other countries in search of greener pastures.Imagine a man of this age driving cab abroad and frying killed by a 20yr old #sad# May God forgive us all and grant his soul peace also give the family the fortitude to accept his death.Happy fathers day in advance to all the great dads in the world like Uro who make huge sacrifices of love for their families God bless you all.

Anonymous said...

*getting*

Anonymous said...

Our president will also b mute about dis I guess. Several students have been killed in India & China , some der organs removed but it wasn't on d news even after pictures were posted on d internet. Đ most painful was d boy who was throw down frm several story building & medics stood witout attending to him until he was shocking on his own blood which led to his death.if our country was beta we wouldn't b struggling to go abroad . Aunty pls post my comment oh, Ů can verify if Ů want. May d souls of d departed rest in peace ameen

Anonymous said...

Eeya,wat a life,RIP

Anonymous said...

If they came down before they stabbed him how then did he lose control???

Anonymous said...

nawa 4 oyibo oooo.abi na revenge now?y al dis killins..........mmmmm.may he rest in peace.may God giv d berievd family d hart 2 bear d lost.

Anonymous said...

I see dis as retaliation 2 d killing of d soilder in britian bt brought it 2 d U.S were d british won't b suspected.....dis is all strategic n political interest trust me

uche osefoh said...

Nawa I feel like crying what an horrible way to die no place is safe God please protect your children from the bad ones

Anonymous said...

jesus christ why nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww?oh rip sir he. looks like a jolly good fellow.oh no
please if you are a cab driver and you are reading this. dont argue with peeps just call the cops. please, we only got one life.

Anonymous said...

wont the Nigerians in the states, hold a peaceful protest against these killings?

seno ini said...

hmm wad a pty incident.may his sole rst in piz...

Anonymous said...

odi kwa vry risky! God of the entire universe save thy/children & ve mercy on us! RIP my broda

Anonymous said...

odi kwa vry risky! God of the entire universe save thy/children & ve mercy on us! RIP my broda

Cjmanco said...

The God of Edda Egbebu never slps nor slumber, He will surely fight for us.Edda Egbebu is watching.CJmanco

Anonymous said...

#quite not quiet
#earlier on, not early 3
Thank me later

Anonymous said...

#quite not quiet
#earlier on, not early run
Thank me later

Anonymous said...

They came down to argue with him. Argument heightened, he decided to drive off and WHAM the umbrella hit the eye.
That was why the car was still in motion and ran into the sidewalk

MikeFlash said...

So sad, untimely death while trynna make ends meet. RIP.

pavour said...

Dis shit must stop for once.what a hell is dat. Are Nigerians n blacks fool. Why. Make our government put mounth I beg. Rip my bros n may god console ur family.

Anonymous said...

Being a cab driver in the US is more like having a bank job in nija..+ you live so comfortably wth very little earnings in the US than in nija whr u hv to b rich to a certain to b comfortable, n soooo many more advantages. So pls have that in mind when nxt u question wht nijas do outside nija.. Thnk u

.....Mona

Boko Haram said...

Who is that imbecile that said come back? come back and do what?? I would rather stay in a genocidal atmosphere in the US than live in a peaceful atmosphere in Nigeria.

Boko Haram said...

Who is that imbecile that said come back? come back and do what?? I would rather stay in a genocidal atmosphere in d US than live in a peaceful atmosphere in Nigeria.

yinka said...

may his soul rest in peace.i wonder what would become of his daughters and i wonder what d Nigerian govt would say abt dis....am guessing ntn.God help us all.

Anonymous said...

Stupid as stupid gets! How sure are you that the culprit was white,let alone boi ? read well,eyewitness said it was a couple.so we really dunno whodunnit yet.so stop being ignorant!

Anonymous said...

Jenni from the Bronx, of course you know about the thugs in America cos you are from the hood.Idiot! That's what happens when people watch too much TV.Aren't there thugs in Lagos ? It depends on where you go or live dummy! You cannot judge a whole Country/city with what you see on TV

Anonymous said...

Mumu shut you mouth,Nobody said it was a race issue.Nobody knows who did it.it could be black,Hispanic,Asian or anybody else.so stop sounding like a fool.

Anonymous said...

Dang! How stupid can you get ? First of all the case you are referring to happened in London not USA.That being said,how is that related to an innocent man killed while working ? If They wanted Nigerians out,that definitely would be the way to about things.Now get ur deranged mind together and focus on saying a prayer for the family.

Anonymous said...

my exact thoughts! may his soul rest in peace!

Anonymous said...

You must not enter cabs too much! On the side of NYC that i live,80% of the cabies are white.

Anonymous said...

Anty Deborah,No if it was Nigeria,it probably wouldn't have made it to the news let alone blogs and that's why y'all dunno there are criminals in naija also.If was naija,the case wouldn't be properly investigated to an extent that they mite call in a forensic team.They sat in the car before the they attacked him,be rest assured the couple left some kind of DNA ;) that can be traced back to them.

Anonymous said...

it happens to their citizens too.stop being ignorant.even if was the other way around and a Nigerian killed a US citizen,the Nigerian would be punished and that wouldn't put other Nigerians a black/white/whatever list your talking about.Talk with common sense!

Anonymous said...

i see how you may see a connection,stupid idiot! it must have been an organized crime..RME. RIP to the victim,may the lord grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss.

Anonymous said...

i don't know where you get your information from but you sure do sound stupid.If a Nigerian/Asian/Hispanic stabs a white person, no hell will break loose other than the suspects would be punished and maybe deported after serving his/her time if the person isn't a citizen. 2ndly,the reason US warns their citizens about going to Nigeria is because they actually care about their safety some extent.Now smarty pants,kindly answer me this question : Does Nigerian govt give a hoot about our safety ? P.S I'm a Nigerian American.

Anonymous said...

That Happened in London hunnay! we are talking about USA here! you are very welcome boo.

Anonymous said...

I know right,Those idiot African Americans.They shouldn't even be called African American cos they lost their roots some 300yrs ago! We African's gangan are the real African Americans,but for some unknown reason,they do not like us.

Anonymous said...

Can this be please be last comment about this case being related to the London killing ? thank you! cos y'all sound more ignorant than i thought! I mean, for you to be able 2 write those two sentences,you must have some level of education.Use your brain sweety,Education doesn't end in the 4 wall of the classroom.You are welcome!

Anonymous said...

Right! Serial killer that changes his killing patterns! That sure makes sense. P.S the 1st one was related to robbery,this isn't as it's clearly stated in the article.This sounded more like the couple didn't want to pay or didn't pay enough and it ended up in an argument.Use you brain sweets,that's why God gave it to you.

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh! how did you figure it out ? Aren't you the smartest thing ever ? WOW! you are such a genius! Mumu oshi,Weting concern USA with naija ? Oniranu Apoda.

Anonymous said...

How you know say sabi say nah Oyinbo do am ? Nah only Oyinbo dey live here ? u be mumu of life,abegi sharap there!

Anonymous said...

I died at your comment.If the British had issue with Nigerians,it wouldn't be so hard to take out Nigerians.They wouldn't need the help of USA.Besides stop "patakilizing" naija like that,we aren't a big threat.It's not even that serious!

Anonymous said...

Boko Haram 10.28pm den u must be an idiot...die hard oshi...

pretty Tefa said...

Ayah this is very sad....

Anonymous said...

So so sad...... I can imagine how devastated gis wife will be now.


DOCTOR FIBROID

Anonymous said...

Wot a sad story nicky take heart

Anonymous said...

Such a sad news. I know the girl on Hat.. She is a close friend of Mine.. @nickygina may God be your strength. *sad*

david jones said...

Linda, must we be saying may there soul rest in peace when you suppose to meet
the United state Ambassador in Nigeria and warm him over this two gentle Men's
death? he must be stupid seeing our beloved brother's dieing in the hand's of
terrorist in his country

i hope that is a terrorist act you American's use to say.

Anonymous said...

Oh Jesus!! Cnt stp sobbing**May ur gentle soul RIP Amennnn.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
You must not enter cabs too much! On the side of NYC that i live,80% of the cabies are white."
You need to be corrected,they are not Whites they mostly Latinos.

Anonymous said...

I know the man from my time in the US and he was a good representative of his nation. Feels so sad to read the story on here. May his soul rest in perferct peace.

Anonymous said...

I know the man from my time in the US and he was a good representative of his nation. Feels so sad to read the story on here. May his soul rest in perferct peace.

Anonymous said...

I would kidnap and rape and burn to die on fire the huge motherfucker who did this to him , poor man trying to make a living for him and for his daughters

Sasha WellsFargo. said...

Like the sister said,may God punish them and they will never know no peace in their lives...All it will take is just $100 to the native n gbam,their lives are upside down.RIP,my brother from another mama.

P.okwudili@yahoo.com said...

What goes around comes around , may your soul rest in peace bro .

Prqe said...

its very bad....

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James Ioanna said...

It is very sad to hear that story. As taxi drivers are always in touch with travelers, no one can say that what will happen in which time. So I think drivers and government should take steps to prevent this.


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