Federal Government has asked the South African government to take concrete steps to urgently halt attacks by the country on Nigerians and other non citizens in South African territories.
Minister of Foreign Affairs II, Senator Musilliu Obanikoro, gave the charge when he summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigerian to register the country’s protest over the ongoing xenophobic attacks against fellow Africans in South Africa.
According to a statement from the Ministry’s press office, the minister condemned the attacks saying South Africa is a major player on the continent and should therefore have its nationals live in peace with others.
He urged South African authorities to take concrete to steps to quell the unrest and bring culprits involved to book so as to serve as deterrence to others and prevent any future reoccurrence.
The minister also called on the South African authorities to compensate the victims of the attacks. Responding, the South African High Commissioner, HE Lulu Louise Mnguni assured that his country was doing everything humanly possible to end the attacks and prosecute the culprits.
Ambassador Mnguni expressed appreciation to Nigeria on the mature manner it handled the crisis.
He also appreciated Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria and the Consul General in Nigeria in Johannesburg, for their active engagement with the South African authorities on the matter.

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