No life was lost in South Africa latest attack – FG

The Federal Government has debunked the rumour that Nigerians were killed in latest attack in South Africa.

The Minister of foreign affairs who spoke through his spokesman,Clement Aduku, in Abuja said that there was no reported loss of life during the incident.

It expressed concern that the incident came barely few days when both Nigerian and South African Governments successfully proffered solution to xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa.

It said that contrary to media reports, the latest incident was a scuffle that took place on March 14, 2017 in a motor park in Polokwane in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.

According to the statement, during the scuffle, two Nigerians were injured, one of who has already been discharged from the hospital and the other receiving treatment.

“The Ministry has received no report of casualty or death of any Nigerian in this latest altercation though some properties were reportedly destroyed in the ensuing escalation.

“From all indications, the recent incident does not constitute xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa,” the ministry said.

It assured that Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, Martin Cobham, was working in close partnership with the Consul-General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, to resolve the issues.

Source : ( Premium Times)

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