Xenophobia: FG condemns attacks on Nigerians, advises against traveling to volatile areas in SA

09/06/2019

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Following the attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa, the Nigerian government is speaking out. Check details of the government's announcement here!

As attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa continue to make headlines, the Federal Government of the Federation, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has condemned the killings and destruction of properties by locals, and advised against traveling to volatile areas.

In a statement signed by Ferdinand Nwonye, speaking for the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Abuja, it was disclosed that the Nigerian government was in talks with authorities in South Africa to ensure that the situation was brought under control.

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Nwonye reassured members of the public that the government would not relent on its duty to safeguard Nigerians and their belongings in South Africa.

"However, due to the tension created by the attacks, the government of Nigeria wishes to advice Nigerians to avoid travelling to high risk and volatile areas until the situation is brought under control.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to assure the general public that the government is committed to protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians in South Africa."

Reacting to the government's announcement, many Nigerians expressed their disappointment when our authorities haven't done enough to protect Naija people in South Africa. Some even demand President Buhari to expel SA ambassadors from Nigeria, along with some economic sanctions imposed.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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