The safety of Nigerians and their properties is once again at risk in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
According to multiple reports, Nigerian owned businesses were burnt down in recent attacks carried out on Tuesday in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.
It is learnt 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.
The president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo 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.