Xenophobia: Nigerians lost N21m in burnt cars, looted & burnt shops, – envoy


In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria,
NAN, the Nigerian Consul-General in South
Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said Nigerians
residing in South Africa have lost more than
N21m Rand (1.2m) in looted shops, burnt shops,
two burnt mechanic workshops, 11 burnt cars
and two stolen cars, among others since the
xenophobic attacks in some parts of South Africa
started. She said the damages are enormous.
What she said after the cut…
“Nigerians have compiled the cost of the
damage to their property and it is
totalling about 1.2 million Rand or N21
million, which will be sent to the Federal
Government for further action. The
Nigerian mission in South Africa is on top
of the situation. We are working hard to
protect Nigerians in South Africa. Though
the task has not been easy but we are
trying our best. In one of the hot spots at
Jeppe, near Johannesburg, the mission
assisted about 50 stranded Nigerians to
re-settle. I have also visited the site of
the attacks in Johannesburg to assess
the damage and it was enormous. I am
bringing all Nigerians together so that we
work out a vigilance and alert mechanism;
they will also tell me what their
challenges and issues are” she said


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