Xenophobia: South Africa shuts Embassy in Nigeria

South Africa has temporarily shut its High Commission building in Nigeria located within the Central Area district of Abuja and Lagos due to protests against xenophobic attacks, an official told journalists.

A Nigerian group had planned to demonstrate at the SA High Commission this morning to drive home their anger over the xenophobic attacks in that country.

It is not yet clear if the closure of the diplomatic building is due to the threat but the compound has been under intense police protection since last month by Nigerian security services.

The move comes days after President Muhammadu Buhari recalled Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa following the attacks.

Nigeria also boycotted the World Economic Forum, Africa, in protest against the continued killing.

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