SWITZERLAND, SEPTEMBER 4 – The Nigerian government has made two major demands from South Africa in the aftermath of xenophobic attacks in the country.
The businesses of many Nigerians in South Africa have been destroyed, looted or burnt in the past week since xenophobic attacks resumed in the country against foreign nationals.
Before the latest incident, many Nigerians have also been killed in suspected xenophobic attacks by South Africans.
Speaking to journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Geoffery Onyeama, said Nigeria had made two major demands from the South African government.
He said a special envoy sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to South Africa will focus on the two issues.
“It is just those two key issues, the compensation payment and what security mechanism be put in place to make sure that these kinds of attacks do not recur,” the minister said.