The attack on Nigerians and foreigners continues as some shops were vandalized and looted in a recent Xenophobic attack which happened on Tuesday in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
The president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo told NAN that about eight Nigerians were abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country, but were released on Wednesday following pessure by the union on the South African authorities. Olubaja said:
“According to witnesses and one of the survivors, Evander locals went on rampage in the early hours of April 2 and attacked businesses and property owned by Nigerians.”
“The mob arrested eight Nigerians and took them to an unknown destination.”
Christopher Ogugofor, leader of the Nigerian community in Evander, said the Nigerians were abducted from their shops on Tuesday.
“They (South Africans) started attacking and looting our shops on March 29. But on Tuesday, April 2, they took away eight of our members to unknown destination,” he said.
“They were taken to an unknown destination and no ransom was demanded. “We reported the incident to the Nigerian Union. For now, we have taken protective measures and some of our members are in safe places out of the town.”
Some others were beaten mercilessly during the attack by South African residents as can be seen in the video below.
Posted by Let's go viral on Wednesday, April 3, 2019