The South African embassy in Lagos state, has been reportedly shit down after it was attacked.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said that it is currently assessing the damage. A vehicle was vandalised during the violent protests and demonstrations.
Some South African companies doing business in Nigeria such as MTN, have reportedly been forced to a close after being attacked by angry Nigerians. This follows a spate of attacks going on in South Africa over the weekend in which some foreign-owned businesses, especially Nigerians were targeted.
The violence which cut across Gauteng resulted in the death of seven persons and we can confirm that the Police has arrested more than 180 persons. Several areas in Gauteng were plagued by violent protests and looting since Sunday.
The President Muhammadu Buhari’s government has summoned South Africa’s envoy to the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday revealed that it would dispatch a delegation to Pretoria to express “deep concern” over attacks on Nigerians.
Buhari “has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019”, his presidency said in a statement.
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