It was reported that undocumented foreign nationals, foreign company owners, and foreign shops were the targets of the attack.
The embassy warned all Nigerians residing in South Africa to exercise caution and vigilance in a memo dated August 24.
It reads, “This is to advise Nigerians living in South Africa to be vigilant and exercise caution in their activities due to the recent utterances of the proponents of the Operation Dudula and their threats to attack foreign nationals in this country.”
Recall that the last Xenophobia incident in South Africa resulted in 10 fatalities and the destruction of numerous businesses in 2019.
In order to rescue Nigerians there, President Muhammadu Buhari had to call the South African High Commissioner and dispatch a special envoy to Cyril Ramaphosa. It might interest you to read “Why Nigerians shouldn’t travel to Northern Cyprus” – NIDCOM
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