314 Nigerians return to Nigeria following violence

The Nigerian consulate says 314 Nigerians have left South Africa following attacks on foreign nationals in some parts of the country. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Nigerian consulate says 314 Nigerians have left South Africa following recent attacks on foreign nationals in some parts of the country.

The clashes triggered a diplomatic rift between South Africa and other countries.

Nigerian Consul-General Godwin Adama said another group of Nigerians have returned home after the first group left for Lagos last week.

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"314 were on a flight to Nigeria, due to voluntary evacuation, nobody asked them to leave, on their own they had registered to leave, some with their families.

Of course going from what happened recently in the xenophobic attacks, some of them have lost their property and they felt they could not continue to stay", said Adama.

Violence that led to looting and destruction of property rocked Johannesburg and surrounding areas leading to the deaths of 12 people, two of whom were foreign nationals.

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eNCA