Xenophobia: Nigeria to repatriate 600 citizens from South Africa

Following xenophobic attacks staged against her citizens in South Africa, the Nigerian Government is set to repatriate about 600 citizens from South Africa.

Nigeria Consul General, Godwin Adama disclosed this to the BBC at Johannesburg yesterday, revealing that only those who were under distress as a result of the attacks would leave the country.

Ten people, including two foreigners, were killed in the city last week when mobs attacked foreign-owned businesses.

The attacks started after lorry drivers staged a strike to protest against the employment of foreigners.

Meanwhile, Abike Dabiri, head of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, said the government would not provide financial assistance to those leaving South Africa.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja, she said the Nigerian government would continue to hold the South African authorities accountable and insist it paid compensation to its citizens

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