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.
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…
Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures. @NigeriaGov @DigiCommsNG @GovernmentZA @DIRCO_ZA
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) September 2, 2019
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.