The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reacted to reports of renewed attacks on Nigerians residing in South Africa. In a statement released by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Clement Aduku last night, the ministry said the reports of renewed attacks calls for great concern as it comes few weeks after an attack that caused grave damage to Nigerians and their businesses.
According to the statement, an altercation between two Nigerians and some South Africans led to a fight at a motorpark in Polokwane at the Limpopo province on March 14th. The Nigerians were injured and taken to a hospital. One has been discharged while the other is still receiving medical attention. The businesses of the Nigerians were however destroyed. The statement adds that this act can however not be classified as a xenophobic attack.