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By Nwafor Sunday

Irked with the maltreatment of Nigerians in South Africa, Nigerians in Lagos have stormed a Shoprite outlet in Lekki, destroying goods and properties meant for sale.

This was in retaliation to a fresh attack launched against Nigerians in South Africa yesterday. Recall that South Africans have been killing and maltreating foreigners especially Nigerians living in their country.

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Yesterday they attacked, looted and burnt business shops and properties belonging to foreigners and in the process killed three people, while another is still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.

Reports of their attack on foreigners cum unimaginable number of deaths recorded since the inception of xenophobic attack in the state have received international attention.

However, Nigerian government through the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama on Monday condemned the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa, describing the perpetrators as mindless criminals.

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