The President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government on Wednesday said
that no Nigerian was killed in the latest xenophobic attacks in South
Africa, Igbere TV reports.
Igbere TV had reported that properties
worth millions of naira, belonging to Nigerians in South Africa, were
set ablaze with many others looted by South Africans.
of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Comrade Adetola Olubajo, said the
attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg.
Olubajo said in a statement that the mob “looted several shops owned by
foreign nationals”, adding, ”but the police later dispersed the angry
mob and made some arrest.”
But reacting, Lauretta Onochie,
Buhari’s Special Assistant on Social Media, said the videos being
circulated on social media were not recent, insisting that no Nigerian
was lost to the attack.
“No Nigerian life has been lost in South
Africa in the last few days. The videos being paraded on the social
media are old videos that are unrelated to Nigerians in South Africa”,