Nigeria Consulate General In South Africa Releases Xenophobic Attack Hotlines

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Amb. Uche Okeke, Nigeria Consulate General in South Africa

The Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, South Africa has released hotlines for Nigerians in South Africa to contact when they come under attack by hoodlums.

The hotlines; 0027(0)731049643, 0027(0)632115615, were released in a public notice signed by the Consulate General of Nigeria and made to available to Nigerians and Nigerian community groups in South Africa.

Amb. Uche Ajulu Okeke, Nigeria’s Consulate General in South Africa, on Thursday said she received information that South Africans were planning to carry out fresh attacks on Friday and had sent messages to foreigners and also given the information to the police.

Below is a copy of the letter as obtained by Concise News;

Recent xenophobic attacks

Ikechukwu Anyene, the President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, last Saturday, confirmed that Nigerians in Pretoria, South Africa, came under physical attack, looting and burning of their businesses.

Anyene said the incident had been reported to the Nigeria mission in South Africa and the South African police.

”As we speak, five buildings housing Nigerian businesses, including a church, have been looted and burned by South Africans.

”One of the buildings is a mechanic garage with 28 cars under repairs, with other vital documents, were burned during the attack.

”Also, the pastor of the church was wounded and is in the hospital receiving treatment,” he said.

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