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Ten Nigerians hospitalised in South Africa,after attack on Nigerians.



Ten Nigerians have been hospitalised in South Africa, while 25 shops owned by Nigerians have been looted following attacks by organized gangs.
The President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Ikechukwu Anyene, told the News Agency of Nigeria on phone from Pretoria on Friday that the attack began last week in Johannesburg and later spread to Pretoria this week.
He said commercial taxi drivers, led the attack against Nigerians in Pretoria while unknown gangs attacked Nigerians in Johannesburg.
Anyene said one Nigerian in hospital was still in coma when officials of the Union and the Nigerian high commission in South Africa visited the injured in hospitals.
“Officials of Nigerian mission in South Africa and Union officers
went round today to assess the extent of damage done to business
centres and shops owned by Nigerians.
“In Pretoria, 25 shops belonging to Nigerians were attacked and
looted by the gang. Ten Nigerians are now receiving treatment in
some hospitals while one of them is still in coma,” he said.
Anyene said the gang alleged that Nigerians were selling drugs to
South Africans and used the opportunity to attack and loot their
“We have reported the incident to the police in the central business
district of Pretoria, where the bulk of the attacks took place.
“The South African police have made entry on our report and
pledged to investigate the attacks.
“We have also appealed to our people (Nigerians) to be calm and
law abiding because the Union and the Nigerian mission were
handling the situation.
“As we speak, we have not recorded any attack today, April 4, and
everywhere is calm,” Anyene said.
The President said the Nigerian mission in South Africa has also
pledged to take up the matter with South African authorities.

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