Xenophobic attacks is on the rise again in South Africa. According to confirmed reports, Nigerian owned businesses have beared the brunt of recent attacks on Tuesday in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
It was reported that about eight Nigerians were abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country, but have been released after government intervention.
Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities.
Olubajo said Nigerians in Evander had also informed the union about attacks on them in the province. “The mob arrested eight Nigerians and took them to an unknown destination.” Olubajo said the union had informed the Nigerian mission in South Africa about the incident.