Nigeria summons South Africa ambassador over attacks on immigrants

April 22, 2015 4:02 PM

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Nigeria summons South Africa ambassador over attacks on immigrants

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's foreign ministry has summoned South Africa's high commissioner over anti-immigrant violence in which at least seven people have been killed, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

South Africa deployed soldiers on Tuesday to try to quell the unrest after being criticized by governments including China and Zimbabwe for failing to protect foreigners from armed mobs.

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