In what could be described as a suspected xenophobic attack, two Nigerians were battered by thugs in South Africa.

The Nigerians were beaten at Kuruman in the Northern Cape province. The photos of the incident were shared by Martin Ogbaje.

He said “May God save us in this country South Africa, two Nigeria guys almost murdered yesterday in Kuruman Northern Cape. If not because of Police help, their lives could have been a story by now.”

The Facebook user, who claims to have witnessed the attack, did not indicate why the Nigerians were beaten.

But comments from other users suggest the onslaught may have been drug related.

“As long as they continues to destroy our kids and country with drugs we will destroy them as well,” a commentator from South Africa said.

Attacks on blacks by blacks in South Africa have received global condemnation and described as senseless attacks by one man on a fellow human being.