South Africans burn properties belonging to Nigerians in Xenophobic attack (Video)
Some Nigerians living in South Africa are currently at the receiving end of another spate of Xenophobic attacks as their properties, shops and cars are being set on fire.
According to the Nigerian Embassy in the former apartheid enclave, Nigerians have been warned to be careful where they go to or better still, remain indoors to avoid being caught in the raging fire.
The attack on properties belonging to Nigerians occurred just after some South Africans youths allegedly raided the Nigerian Embassy in the country a few days ago and insisted that Nigerians must leave their country.
It was further learnt that some Nigerians are currently hiding in bushes due to the violence meted out on them by South Africans.
This is coming after a protest staged by taxi drivers over the murder of their Nigerian colleague turned violent. The taxi driver was reportedly shot dead after he, alongside other taxi drivers, reportedly confronted suspected drug dealers in the community in bid to clean the city’s streets. It was also learnt that some police officers were involved in the sale of the drugs.
The incident led to a targeted attack on foreigners majorly Nigerians. Shops belonging to Nigerians were also looted after the incident.
The South African police, it was gathered, have been having a hectic day trying to disperse the attackers who are bent on sending Nigerians packing.
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