Xenophobia: 3 Nigerians Injured In Fresh Attacks

In News 2019-10-23 10:17:46
Xenophobia: 3 Nigerians Injured In Fresh Attacks
Xenophobia: 3 Nigerians Injured In Fresh Attacks

Nigerian Union of South Africa (NUSA) says a fresh round of xenophobic attack on foreign nationals including three Nigerians occurred on Tuesday in different locations of Witbank, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa


News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tuesday’s attacks started in the early hours of the morning.


The attack comes amidst ongoing efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa to find a peaceful and lasting solution to xenophobia in South Africa.


Such peace efforts saw Buhari visiting Ramaphosa and holding a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community.


NUSA PRO, Mr Odefa Ikele, in a telephone chat with NAN said:


 “Groups made up of community members and taxi drivers went to different areas in Witbank attacking foreign-owned businesses and foreigners.


“Three Nigerians are injured, but no death case for now. Some of our nationals are seeking refuge at Witbank Police Station,’’ he said.


According to him, Nigerians affected by the latest incident are still taking refuge at the police station at Witbank.


The details of the incident are still sketchy but NUSA also said that Police in the area have intervened and warned people to stay away from the Central Business District in the town. (NAN)