FG Warns South Africa Over Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians

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Abikw Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has issued a warning note over the renewed xenophobic attacks n Nigerians in South Africa.

He said the country’s patience is being tried with the renewed attacks on Nigerians and has also called on the Africa Union to look into the matter and take a decisive and definite measures to protect Nigerians and other Africans in the country.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President said the leader of the Nigerian community in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene has confirmed the attacks and looting of Nigerian owned businesses.

According to the presidential aide the union has report the attacks on Nigerians to the Nigeria Mission and South Africa police

She said that the incident is so unfortunate and a huge setback and advised Nigerians to be extra cautious.

Abikwe Dabiri-Erewa urged Nigerians to restrain, she said further attacks without any retaliate may cause serious consequences.

Two weeks ago she met with te South Africa High Commissioner in Nigeria to discuss about the killing of Nigerians in his country and he promised her he would investigate the matter

She said, in the past two years alone we have lost about 116 Nigerians due to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians

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