Nigerian students have moved to shut down South African businesses in their country.

This after the South African Police Services intensified raids of undocumented foreign nationals, as well as the fight on drugs in and around Johannesburg.

This has been misinterpreted by some Nigerian as specific attacks aimed at the West Africans in South Africa.

Founder of Global Africa Connect and freelance journalist, Adetunji Omotola, says: “We are very aware that some Nigerians in South Africa are involved in crime in South Africa.

“The one that worries us the most is that when Nigerians are arrested, they are killed under police custody.”

He was speaking POWER Perspective on Monday night.

He highlighted instances of xenophobic attacks that took place in South Africa, including the brutal 2008 bout.

Omotola says there have been sporadic killings of Nigerian nationals including mob attacks in South Africa.

He points out that there is a perception in Nigeria that the South African government is not doing enough to protect Nigerian nationals.

“There is no single prosecution related to the death of Nigerians,” he says adding that this is problematic.

“The South African government has not convicted a single policeman of killing a Nigerian.”

Pay-TV group MultiChoice and mobile operator MTN are among the big companies that have been ordered out of Nigeria within a week by the National Association of Nigerian Students (Nans).

POWER Digital

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