Nigeria has pulled out of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, over fresh xenophobic attacks.
The country is also making plans to recall Kabiru Bala, its high commissioner to South Africa, according to a presidential source.
The Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs has also issued a travel advisory due to the tension created by the attacks.
In it, the Nigerian Government wished to advise Nigerians to avoid travelling to high risk and volatile areas until the situation is brought under control.
The decisions were taken at a meeting between President, Buhari, Vice-President, Osinbajo and Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Tuesday.