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Nigeria urges SA to address xenophobic violence

17 April 2015, 16:10 Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has called on South Africa to devise measures to stop the ongoing attacks on foreign nationals.

In a statement, the ministry said the Government of Nigeria stand in solidarity with the rest of the world to condemn these unprovoked attacks on fellow Africans who had left their countries to seek greener pastures and better live hood for themselves.

“The Government of Nigeria would like to use this medium to reiterate its abhorrence of violence and also stand firm in its conviction that no cause could justify taking innocent lives,” read a statement.

“The Federal Government therefore call on the government of South Africa to live up to its responsibilities and take all necessary steps to stop the on-going xenophobic attacks and put in place policies and structures to prevent a reoccurrence.”

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The attacks, according to reports made available to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the attacks began two weeks ago with locals attacking and looting properties owned by fellow Africans, including Nigerians.

The attacks have led to the death of five people and the displacement of over 2000. Among those killed was a fourteen year old.

President Jacob Zuma on Thursday denounced the attacks as unacceptable.

“It is gratifying to note, however, that the South African President has condemned the attack. In addition, the city of Durban has also organized rallies against xenophobia,” stated the Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

An estimated 20 000 Nigerians live in South Africa.

- CAJ News


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