Ikechukwu Anyene who is the President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa recently alerted the general public of fresh cases of xenophobic attacks launched by South Africans against Nigerians and other foreign nationals residing in Sternkopf, Namakwa Municipality, Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
“The National Secretariat of Nigeria Union has received report of xenophobic attacks from Mr Kennedy Osagie, the Northern Cape Province chapter chairman of the union. The report indicated that South Africans attacked Nigerians. Two cars belonging to Nigerians have been reportedly burnt and they have been going from house to house looting and destroying their property. Six Nigerians have taken refuge with their families in nearby SpringBok community and they do not know the whereabouts of the other Nigerians”.
Others like the The Nigerian Consul General to South Africa, Uche Ajulu-Okeke, confirmed the incident and promised that investigations into the renewed attacks is ongoing.
We hope and pray this doesn’t continue.