South Africa shut down Lagos,Nigeria embassy over fear for attacks

South Africa has
closed its consulate in Lagos,following anti-xenophobia protests,
Netwerk24 reported. Protests were held outside the consulate and at the South African High Commission in Abuja. South African consul general in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said in an e-mail to the South African business
forum that the closure would remain
in force until Thursday.

The situation in Durban had calmed
down, but he was concerned about
Nigerians that were being repatriated, he wrote.

Many Nigerians were using social
media to blow an already tense
situation in South Africa out of proportion and stoking emotions.

This was why many maintained that their compatriots were being killed in
South Africa daily, he said.

-Netwerk24
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