Nigerian Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke has said that Nigerians lost more than 1.2m Rand (21m Naira) to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
While speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, Ajulu-Okeke said “Nigerians have compiled the cost of the damage to their property and it is totalling about 1.2m Rand or N21m, which will be sent to the Federal Government for further action.
“The Nigerian mission in South Africa is on top of the situation. We are working hard to protect Nigerians in South Africa.
“Though the task has not been easy but we are trying our best. In one of the hot spots at Jeppe, near Johannesburg, the mission assisted about 50 stranded Nigerians to re-settle.
“I have also visited the site of the attacks in Johannesburg to assess the damage and it was enormous.
“I am bringing all Nigerians together so that we work out a vigilance and alert mechanism; they will also tell me what their challenges and issues are.”