Following anti-Xenophobia protests in Lagos and Abuja, the South African consulate in Lagos has shut down its embassy today. The consulate was shut after dozens of Nigerians carried placards on Tuesday and protested to the South African embassy in Abuja and also to MTN head office saying the attacks on black immigrants in South Africa must stop.

 

The protesters, led by members of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, demanded an immediate end to the attacks and killings. They also threatened to attack South African nationals and businesses in Nigeria, if the attacks did not stop within 72 hours. This we learnt is one of the major reasons the embassy was shut down today.