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February 25, 2017

Nigerians in South Africa resist attacks

 Nigerians in South Africa have reportedly made moves to resist the xenophobic attacks on them in the Southern African nation.

There have been stories of armed combat on the part of the Nigerians, who have taken destruction of property, lootings, harrassment and killings in their stride for days on end.

Reports from South Africa claimed that Nigerians have taken up arms in self defense against protesters who are reportedly marching against the continuous stay of Nigerians in the country.

Idah Peterside, former Nigerian footballer, said on his Twitter account that Nigerians have resisted the attacks and refused to run away.

The protesters believe that foreigners are taking over their jobs and business opportunities.

Nigerians in South Africa resist attacks

Nigerians in South Africa resist attacks
At least 20 stores in Pretoria owned by foreigners were reported to have been looted on Tuesday, February 21 but the police said it could not confirm that the attacks had deliberately targeted foreigners.

 

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