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Xenophobic attacks in South Africa (file image courtesy: Getty)

Nigeria Consul General to South Africa on Tuesday met with the Police over the fresh xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa.

Concise News had reported that some Nigerians and other African nationals were attacked in Mpumalanga, eastern South Africa, bordering the nations of Swaziland and Mozambique.

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According to a source who spoke with The Nation, the leadership of Nigerian Citizens South Africa (NICASA) and the Nigeria Consular General to South Africa are gathering information on the fresh attack.

President Muhammadu Buhari had recently visited South African following renewned attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners.

During the visit, Buhari condemned the xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg, South Africa where many shops belonging to foreigners were looted.

Speaking also, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa apologised over the attacks, and restated his administration’s “deep regret at the incidents of public violence.”

Over 600 Nigerians have since returned to the country from South Africa after the xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg.