Xenophobia in south africa leads Nigerians to self defence
The incessant Xenophobia attacks on Africans by South Africans in South Africa has prompted Nigerians to stand up and defend themselves, this time, with GUNS
On Friday February 24 2017, the ongoing xenophobia attacks on Nigerians by South African reportedly took a new turn as Nigerians were ready to fight for themselves.
Reports from a reliable source reveals that Nigerians have taken up arms in self defense against protesters who are reportedly marching against the continuous stay of Nigerians in the country.
The protesters believe that foreigners are taking over their jobs and business opportunities.
South Africa based pastor and former Nigerian Footballer, Idah Peterside, reports there was a stand-off in Pretoria, South Africa. He added that Nigerians have refused to run away from the South Africans who are matching against them.
He tweeted saying:
”It’s a stand off in Pritoria,the Nigerians have refused to hide.the South Africans matching are been confronted with.Nigerians carrying guns.”
Meanwhile, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between citizens and non-nationals, his office said on Friday, February 24. The South African commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, has also vowed to end attacks on foreigners.
Not less than 20 stores in Pretoria owned by foreigners were reported to have been looted on Tuesday, February 21 but the police said it could not confirm that the attacks had deliberately targeted foreigners.
Recall that anti-immigrant attacks on Nigerians in South Africa was preceded beliefs that immigrants are siezing job opportunities from citizens of South Africa.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has condemned acts of violence between citizens and non-nationals in South African. The South African commissioner to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, has also vowed to end attacks on foreigners.