Nigeria calling for sanctions as unrest claims another victim

Nigeria calling for sanctions as unrest claims another victim

- Nigerians are calling for sanctions to be put into place, saying that the continued attacks against their people are unacceptable

- This comes as police have confirmed yet another fatality as the unrest in Gauteng continues

- The xenophobia on display in South Africa is seeing increasing pressure being put in place by other African nations

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The Nigerian government has warned that action will be taken against South Africa if the attacks on their people and businesses continues.

In a statement in response to the recent unrest in Gauteng, the government commented that:

"The continuing attacks on Nigerian nationals and businesses in South Africa are unacceptable. Enough is enough. Nigeria will take definitive measures to ensure the safety and protection of her citizens."

702 reports that Nigeria is one of the country's leading oil suppliers, as well as the largest market for local companies.

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The South African Police Services confirmed that the xenophobic riots that broke out in Johannesburg have claimed a second fatality.

The Citizen reports that businesses in the region had once again targeted over the course of the weekend, with buildings and vehicles set alight.

With retaliation protests taking hold in Nigeria and Zambia, companies like Shoprite and MTN were forced to close their doors last week, Briefly.co.za reported.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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