Renewed xenophobic attacks: We’re on top of the situation — FG

FOLLOWING the fresh xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa on Tuesday, the Federal Government says the country’s Consul General was on top of the situation as part of the efforts to curb the attacks.

Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),  Abike Dabiri-Erewa said, in a statement issued by Head of Media Unit, Abdur-Rahman Balogun that government would ensure implementation of the early warning signal mechanisms recently signed between both countries to curb the attacks.

Dabiri said,  “the Consul General of Nigeria in South Africa, Godwin Adama, is currently in Widbank, Mpumulanga, meeting with the highest police authorities where the crisis happened.






     

     

    She assured that the situation was under control adding that further developments at this stage would be taken up at the Ministerial level, between the two Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries.

    It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had on October 3 to 5, led a delegation to South Africa on a two-day state visit on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

    Series of agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were signed by the two African states to cement the relationship and nip the hostilities in the bud.

    However on Tuesday, it was reported that South African citizens resumed xenophobic attacks against Nigerians living in Mpumalamga area of the country leaving three people injured.

     

    Abeeb Alawiye formerly works with The ICIR as a Reporter/Social Media officer. Now work as a Senior Journalist with BBC News Yoruba. You can shoot him an email via [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @habsonfloww

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