National body of Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, has described the killing of African immigrants in South Africa as an irresponsible aggression.
The group in a statement signed by its national president, Comrade Sunny Enenuvwedia, described the development as great shock and unbelievable.
Parts of the statement reads, “it is with great shock and utmost unbelief that the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, reads and watches the reckless wanton destruction of the means of livelihood of fellow Africans and outright killings of same by black South Africans under the pretext that the fellow Africans have been taking their jobs and denying them economic opportunities.
“No one would believe that black South Africans would raise their hands against fellow Africans knowing well how all African countries rallied round the country when they were groaning under the yoke of apartheid and white brutalisation.
“It is not only unheard of but criminal and the height of ingratitude against Nigerians in particular that Nigerians are attacked and brutalised by South Africans after all what the Nigerian government did for them.
“One can easily recalled that the problems of South Africans amongst other front line states informed the Nigerian government making Africa the fulcrum of her foreign policy in the 70’s and thereafter.
He said the xenophobic attack in South Africa is the reflection of the crisis of governance in Africa as reflected by the worsened poverty and unemployment rate in the continent.

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