Nigerians in S Africa 'living in fear' after attacks

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Nigeria's presidency on Monday called the South African government to step in to stop what it said were "xenophobic attacks" following recent reports of violence against Nigerians and other nationals in the capital, Pretoria.

He added: "Our people and other foreigners are apparently living in fear of the unknown as the hoodlums have promised" more attacks from Friday, when a group called the "Mamelodi concerned residents" is reportedly planning to hold a march against foreign nationals.

"We are sick and tired of foreigners who are coming to sell drugs and kill our people, we can't let the community go down like this," a n unemployed man in his mid-twenties, who declined to be named, told Reuters.

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