FG Confirms Attack On Nigerian Businesses In South Africa, Vows To Take Decisive Measures

Channels Television  
Updated September 2, 2019
FILE PHOTO: A screenshot from the video during a visit by Nigeria High Commission officers to the scene of an attack on business owned by Nigerians in South Africa.  PHOTO: Channels TV


The Federal Government on Monday confirmed the attack on Nigerian businesses in South Africa.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama confirmed the incident in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle.

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Onyeama vowed that the Nigerian Government will take decisive measures in dealing with the matter.

He also described the news of the attack as ‘sickening and depressing.’

See his tweets below…


South African looters on Sunday night attacked foreign-owned businesses in central Johannesburg, a situation which affected many Nigerians.

The attack began to heat up in the early hours of Sunday, September 1, but it all turned violent in the later hours of Monday.

This attack comes barely one week after a group of Nigerians staged a protest at the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital.

The protesters, mostly victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa said they are angered by the recent massive looting of foreign-owned shops in the city by some South Africans.