Three Nigerians were injured on Tuesday from fresh xenophobic attacks on foreigners in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province, South Africa.
Mr Odefa Ikele, National Spokesperson of the Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Witbank, that the attacks started in the early hours of the morning.
Ikele said police in the area have intervened and warned people to stay away from the affected area.
Tuesday’s attacks are coming on the heels of efforts by Presidents Muhammadu Buhari and Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure they found amicable and lasting solution to the xenophobia in the latter’s country.
Such peace efforts saw Mr Buhari visiting Mr Ramaphosa and holding a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community.
According to NUSA “Groups made up of community members and taxi drivers went to different areas in Witbank attacking foreign-owned businesses and foreigners.
“Three Nigerians are injured, but no death case for now. Some of our nationals are seeking refuge at Witbank Police Station, “.
“The affected Nigerians are still taking refuge at the police station at Witbank”. he said