By Shola Abayomi.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has threatened to take definitive measures following recent attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Onyeama, who reacted to reports of massive looting and burning of Nigerian shops on Sunday in Johannesburg, declared that “enough is enough”.
In a tweet on his official Twitter page on Monday, the minister said: “Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection.
“Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures.”
Narrating the incident to NAN, the President, Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, revealed that the attacks started on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob.
He said, “The mob also looted several shops that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign nationals.
“But the Police later dispersed the mob and made some arrest.”
He added that, “Late in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 1, a group of violent locals suspected to be Zulu hostel dwellers besieged Jules Street in Malvern, Johannesburg looted and burned shops/businesses.’’