Monday, 20 February 2017

Nigeria urges AU action over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

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The federal government has called on the African Union and the South African government to take decisive and definitive measures to protect Nigerian citizens and other Africans within South African borders.
The call was made today by the Senior Special Assistant to President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, following reports of renewed violence against Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa.
The senior special assistant who described the xenophobic attacks as an “unnecessary setback” advised Nigerians to be extra cautious, adding that the attention of the African Union has been called over reports of planned attacks against foreigners on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2017.

While Confirming the attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria, The Nigerian Community in South Africa led by Ikechukwu Anyene called on Nigerians in South Africa to be vigilant in the face of renewed xenophobic attacks.attacks against foreigners on the 22nd and 23rd of February 2017.
While Confirming the attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria, The Nigerian Community in South Africa led by Ikechukwu Anyene called on Nigerians in South Africa to be vigilant in the face of renewed xenophobic attacks.
It would be recalled that the Senior Special Assistant to President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora had earlier met with South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Lulu Aaron-Mnguni, who promised that the South African government would investigate the matter.
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