South Africa shuts down embassy in Nigeria after xenophobic violence

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Lately, there have been unacceptable violence on foreigners in South Africa and most affected are Nigerians.

 

A source says, South Africa  order temporary closure on it deplomatic missions in Nigeria following reprisal attacks by Nigerians triggered by xenophobic violence in South Africa.

Since Sunday, mobs have looted and destroyed shops, many of them foreign-owned, in South Africa’s commercial hub Johannesburg, .

Nigeria’s government has been outspoken in its condemnation of the violence.

South Africa’s foreign minister called it an embarrassment for her country.

“Our government regrets all violence against foreign-owned stores or Africans from other countries who are resident in South Africa,” national broadcaster SABC quotes the minister, Naledi Pandor, as saying.

Nigeria government has beefed up security on South Africa’s own hub in Nigeria to wage reprisal attacks.

The Nigerian government has assured her citizens that all effort will be put in place to end this barbaric crisis.

 

 

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