South Africa has closed its embassy in Nigeria as it fears for the safety of its staff. Reports suggest that Nigeria nationals this week burnt shops owned by South Africans in response to violent attacks against foreign nationals residing in South Africa. Nigeria authorities threatened, in response to violence in South Africa, to take “definitive” measures to ensure the safety of its citizens. Later, Nigeria revealed plans to roll out a voluntary repatriation process. Although it is not clear what sparked the violence in South Africa, the chaos coincided with protests called by an unidentified local truck drivers association that accuses truck owners of employing foreigners ahead of South Africa nationals.