●It is alleged that some Nigerians have called on Boko Haram to attack South Africa
●South Africans have reacted by calling on a national shutdown of the country
●Others have called on President Ramaphosa to lead decisively
Some Nigerians have called on terrorist group Boko Haram to attack South Africa following the looting of foreign-owned shops. The foreign nationals are fighting back and threatening to call on the infamous group to unleash revenge. Looters have been targeting foreign-owned shops in Johannesburg CBD since the beginning of the week. The protests are a continuation of the violence that broke out in the Pretoria CBD last week, when taxi drivers took to the streets in reaction to the news of the death of a fellow driver who was allegedly killed by Nigerian drug dealers.
— Man’s Not Barry Roux (@AdvBarryRoux) September 3, 2019
In response to the violence, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has called for the South African government to either get a hold of the situation or deal with the consequences of more than 120 major South African companies in Nigeria being forced to shut down.
Following the tweets of the Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Minister, its fair to say South Africa is the brink of a diplomatic crisis with Nigeria pic.twitter.com/wjltCW3DdU
— Ryan Cummings (@Pol_Sec_Analyst) September 3, 2019
According to a South African online publication, almost 100 people have been placed under arrest for their alleged participation in the looting.
The police have also confirmed that two people died, one of which a woman,
Meanwhile, South Africans have taken to social media to call for a complete shut-down of the country. President Cyril Ramaphosa has been called to take a more firm leadership stance as the country burns. Twitter user UlrichJvV said: “President @CyrilRamaphosa has not said a word yet. #shutdownsouthafrica #JohannesburgCBD #ShutDownSA” NhlahNgubane said: “Cyril was able to Insta live nabo Bonang & AKA on Election Day but the country is a mess right now he can’t even send out a tweet??? #shutdownsouthafrica #ShutDown #JohannesburgCBD” MaimelaProjects said:
“So Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria and now Nigerians are threatening us with Boko Haram and we can’t even protect our own women #shutdownsouthafrica.“