Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria to Demand N84m Compensation From South Africa


The Nigerian government might

demand a R5m (N84m)

compensation from the

government of South Africa over

xenophobic attacks carried on

Nigerians in the south african

country, local reports say.

This follows beliefs that the

diplomatic spat between the two

countries had ended and they

considered the matter closed.


According to South African

online news media, City Press,

national president of the

Nigerian Union SA (Nusa) Ike

Anyene said the compensation

matter would be raised at the

next meeting of the SA-Nigeria

Binational Commission, which is

periodically convened by the

deputy presidents of the two

countries. The last meeting

appeared to have been in 2012

and the date for the next

meeting remains unknown.

“What our government wants to

do is request from the South

African government to

compensate what the Nigerians

lost. Some of these shops that

were looted were not insured

and cannot claim from

insurance,” Anyene said.

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