SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 2 – As xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals living in south Africa escalate, the Nigerian government has issued a stern warning to its south African counterpart to either end the killings and attacks or get ready for the consequences.
The attacks against Nigerians in South Africa have now gotten to a dangerous level, and finally getting more attention from senior Nigerian government officials including Foreign affairs Minister, Geoffry Onyeama and the Director of the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri.
Today’s Echo gathers that Nigerians have suddenly become endangered species as incessant cases of xenophobic attacks keep increasing daily.
According to the ministry of foreign affairs, the Nigerian government will no longer fold its arm and watch its citizens tortured and killed everyday in a neighbouring African country.
Dr. Oyema in tweet sighted by viewsmedia said”
“Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures. @NigeriaGov @DigiCommsNG @GovernmentZA @DIRCO_ZA”
Abike Dabiri also tweeted on the issue.
“Sad, Reports from South Africa attacking foreigners. I can’t verify most of the videos. However,whatever decisions to be taken now can only be at the Ministerial level. AU intervention may be crucial . This is not what we should be doing to ourselves as Africans, ” Dabiri said on Monday.