Xenophobic Attacks Again -South Africas attack Nigerians in Pretoria West, loot, burn their businesses (pics)
The Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday.
Ikechukwu Anyene, president, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00 a.m.
He said the union had reported the incident to the Nigerian mission and South African police.
“As we speak, five buildings with Nigerian businesses, including a church have been
looted and burned by South Africans. One of the buildings is a mechanic garage with 28 cars under repairs, with other vital documents, were burned during the attack.
Also, the pastor of the church was wounded and is in the hospital receiving treatment,” he said.
Mr. Anyene said the union had informed Nigerians in South Africa to be vigilant in the face of renewed #xenophobic attacks.
Source - NAN