Sequel to the recent xenophobic attack on foreigners, including Nigerians by South-Africans, a civil society group, Human Rights Social Development and Environmental Foundation, HURSDEF, has joined others in the calls for prosecution of the perpetrators, especially those accused of issuing hate speech that culminated in the violence against foreign immigrants.
Speaking to Nigerian Pilot at the foundation’s national headquarters in Port Harcourt, at the weekend, the executive director of HURSDEF, Comrade Justine Ijeomah condemned in totality the violent attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals resident in South-Africa.
He, however, commended the International Criminal Court, ICC, for indicating interest in the matter which has become a global concern.
According to him, the ICC should commence thorough investigations into the xenophobic attacks that had rendered many homeless and led to loss of means of livelihood for others, apart from the assault and bodily injuries many suffered in the wake of the attacks.
Comrade Ijeomah stated that no efforts should be spared to prosecute persons found to have motivated xenophobia in South-Africa, no matter how highly placed in the society.
He called on the Nigerian government to send enough warning note to South-Africa, so as to forestall future occurrence.

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