A Nigerian based in South Africa, Ugo Ugbaje says the incident occurred at Kuruman Northern Cape area of the country last Friday.

Ugbaje shared photos of the attacks on Facebook saying the victims would have died if the police had not intervened.

“If not for the police, their lives would have been history by now.” '

Reacting to Ugbaje’s post, Oageng Mol Louw, a South African, said the attackers were protecting their children’s future.

“There is no racism in this matter. Protecting our kids and their future is important.

“You guys know how dangerous those stuffs are, yet you’re selling them to school kids. Now that’s heartless.”

The attack comes two days after two Nigerians were reportedly shot in the Western Cape province.

Chairman of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mike Ibitoye, identified the victims as Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, and Chimezie Oranusi, 26, both of them hail from Anambra State.