South Africa has decided to temporarily close the embassy in Nigeria. Attacks that have taken place this week in South Africa seem to be mainly Nigerian migrants, which has ensured that the relationships are sharp.
Two large South African companies previously decided to close their stores in Nigeria after they became the target of revenge actions.
The attacks are a response to the ongoing violence against Nigerian migrants in South Africa.
The South African police have had to intervene several times in recent days. Dozens of people have been arrested and several people have died.
The president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa has already condemned the violence. The mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba said the riots correspond to previous disturbances. He calls it a result of a growing hostility towards migrants.