Nigerians React To Current Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Despite the global outcry over the recent Xenophobic attacks in South Africa on African migrants, Eastern Johannesburg yesterday night into the early hours of this morning recorded fresh attacks on shops owned by foreigners while a car and a building believed to be owned by a foreigner was set ablaze.
While 200 foreigners had to run to the Gauteng province Police station where they are now taking refuge. 12 of the South Africans who carried out the attack have been arrested and according to the police, they will be charged to court.
Meanwhile most shops owned by foreigners are still under lock and key as they wait for the South African government to bring the situation under control.
According to report more than 800,000 Nigerians are currently living in South Africa.
Speaking with some Nigerians on the Street of Abuja, they express sadness.over the current situation, Mr Chidi Opara a trader in Garki market say there are many Nigerians who have migrated to South Africa with the hope of getting a better livelihood.
while others say Nigerians who are there have had faith in South Africa as a sister country, there is no need to raise such revolution against foreigners especially Nigerians but instead theyshould cry out to the system of their government and not kill people who cant defend themselves.
Mrs Alice Akibe who has a Sister in South Africa said that since Nigeria and South Africa established diplomatic relations, there had not been a single incident of xenophobic attack against South Africans living in Nigeria.
They call on the Federal Government to urgently intervene and save our people from the attacks and also prevail on the South African government to stop such attacks against Nigerians.