Nigeria has recalled its High Commissioner to South Africa, Kabiru Bala, and also pulled out of the World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town on Wednesday.
A presidential source revealed that Nigeria also demanded full compensation for the loss of life and property of Nigerians affected by the xenophobic attack.
There has been a flurry of diplomatic activities between the two countries since tension over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa escalated following the report of fresh attacks on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama had summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the attacks.
The Presidency also announced on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari would be sending an envoy to South Africa on the issue.
Already angry Nigerians have started to attack South African businesses and franchises in Nigeria as a retaliatory measure which has so far claimed one life as a result of the Nigerian Police shooting of a protester at the ShopRite Mall in Lekki, Lagos yesterday.
Some of these franchises like MTN and ShopRite have closed shop in some cities.