Nigerians and other foreigners attacked again in South Africa

Nigerians and other foreigners

In a fresh Xenophobic attack in South Africa, Nigerians and othe foreigners are being asked to leave the towns by locals.

The renewed Xenophobic attack on Thursday, sees locals in Diepsloot area of Johannesburg demanding that Nigerians and other foreigners leave the communities as the attack their properties and protest.

According to reports, the attack on foreign nationals began on Wednesday evening but was curtailed by the police but it a renewed attack on properties and protest action on Thursday with locals demanding that all foreigners leave the community.

This comes two weeks after South Africans in Keimoes and Upington areas of Northern Cape vowed to eject Nigerians and other foreigners from their communities.

The President, Nigerian Union South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, confirmed the attack in a statement saying;

“Angry residents started burning tires and chanting that foreigners must leave the area.

“Police intervention brought calm but the violence erupted again this morning.

“The community members want undocumented foreigners to leave the area. They accused foreign nationals of criminal activities and killing of a senior police officer.

“Though there is heavy police presence in the area, the local residents are not backing down in there demand.”

He also said that the area was still tensed and not safe for foreign nationals, advising Nigerians to stay away from the area until it was safe as the citizens have refused to back down on their protest and attacks.

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