#Xenophobia: South African Embassy In Nigeria Shuts Down Its Offices, Consulate In Lagos Over Fear Of Reprisal Attacks

The South Africa Embassy in Nigeria has shut down its offices and consulate in Lagos over the fear of reprisal attack by youths.

Ambassador Bobby Moroe, who is the acting High Commissioner, in a chat with Punchng this morning confirmed that he had directed the Mission to suspend all consular activities until the situation improved. He explained that the reported attacks on South Africans in parts of the country informed the decision to close down the Mission.

Moroe stated, “I directed that the Mission should be closed until the situation improves. We heard that South Africans were being pulled out of vehicles and attacked. We feel unsafe and that is why I directed that the mission should close down until further notice.” 

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