No Nigerian was killed in recent Xenophobic attack- Nigerian Consul-General
Godwin Adama, the Nigeria’s consul general in Johannesburg, has stated that no Nigerian was killed in the series of xenophobic attacks in South Africa between August 28th and September 1st.
Addressing newsmen, Godwin Adama stated that businesses owned by foreigners were destroyed especially those belonging to Nigerians.
According to him, about 50 cars owned by a Nigerians at a carmart were stolen with some burnt.
“No Nigerian has been killed, and the only thing that the criminals attacked were shops, because they may know that such shops belong to foreign nationals,” he said.
In the wake of the attacks, the Federal Government through the ministry of foreign affairs have issued a travel warning as seen in the statement below.
”The Federal Government of Nigeria totally condemns the renewed attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses in South Africa which has led to the loss of lives and properties worth millions of Naira.
The Government of Nigeria is engaging the relevant South African authorities via the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, Consulate General in Johannesburg and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja to ensure that definite measures are put in place to curtail the unfortunate attacks”.