Nigeria’s consul general in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has said that no Nigerian was killed in the recent Xenophobic attacks that occured in Pretoria and Johannesburg in South Africa between August 28th and September 1st.
Speaking to News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday September 3rd, Adama affirmed that businesses owned by Nigerians were attacked during the incident but refuted claims that some Nigerians were killed. According to him, several foreign-owned shops were targeted but Nigerians were greatly affected with over 50 vehicles in car marts owned by Nigerians vandalized, burnt or stolen.
Adama said businesses owned by other foreign Nationals such as Indians, Pakistans, were also attacked by the hoodlums.
“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