President Buhari Reacts to Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians In South Africa

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Buhari has sent a special envoy to South Africa to relay his concerns over reported attacks to President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Nigerian citizens August 29th.

The statement reads;

President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.

Consequently, the President has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.

President Buhari has also dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.

The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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