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Nigerians in Lagos have been protesting against xenophobic attacks in South Africa over the last few days.

The angry protesters attacked South African business, Shoprite, with stones and destruction of property around the retailer since they were unable to access its building.

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Some of the angry Nigerian youth hurriedly went into the Shoprite because of what has been happening.

“Even as of today, we got news from South Africa that over 500 Nigerians have been killed as we speak and these reports are not false,” a protester said.

“Police have been trying to take control of the place and tried to also protect the property that belongs to the same people who have been killing us,” the protester added.

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Xenophobic attacks in South Africa have left five dead in riots in Johannesburg, where foreign-owned shops were targeted on Monday. A recurrence of the 2015 attacks that left at least seven people killed.

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South African companies in Nigeria including MTN and Multichoice have expressed their concern over the situation.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday he was urgently sending a special envoy to meet South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to secure the Nigerian citizens there.