Whiles Africa and the world continues to condemn the Xenophobic attacks by SA on Nigerians, the Nigerians have retaliated by also attacking businesses of South Africans in Lagos.
The people took to the streets on Tuesday to register their displeasure after Nigerians and other foreign nationals were attacked in South Africa.
According to reports gathered, the Nigerian protestors three stones at properties owned by South Africans in Lagos and targetted businesses of SA nationals in the city.
Hence businesses such as Telecommunication giants MTN, Glossary shop- Shoprite and MultiChoice were forced to close down.
The Nigerian government deployed the military to foil attempts to attack the Shoprite building in the city of Lagos.
However, the attacks continue in SA with disgruntled South Africans looting and engaging in violent attacks.
Foreign Nationals in South Africa have panicked and fear for their lives. President of the Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday disclosed a delegation is on its way to South Africa to meet Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa on the Xenophobic Attacks.
It is expected that President Cyril Ramaphosa will assure and secure the safety of Nigerians residence in South Africa.
Hoewever Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to quell attacks on foreigners. “Taking action against people from other nations is not justified and should never be allowed in our beautiful country.” He added that South Africa needs to quell these unaccpetable incidents of unrest and attacks on other foreign nationals in SA.
Nigerians need to stay calm and show the whole world great maturity as the goverment takes the needed action to ensure the right thing in done.
Nigerians retaliating against South Africans in Nigeria
Publicado por Blessing Adebisi em Quarta-feira, 4 de setembro de 2019