President Buhari Orders Immediate Evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa

Last week the viral reports of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa Broke the internet.

Nigerian celebrities both home and abroad all reacted to the awful news creating a sever tension within the country.

Video clips of Nigerians killed and burnt alive popped up online and the Presidency sent some delegates to South Africa to dialogue with the South African Government in order the lives and properties of Nigerians in SA.

Today, President Mohammad Buhari finally speaks on the xenophobia attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. He said,

I have received the report from the Special Envoy I sent to South Africa last week. We will continue to put pressure on the South African Government to take concrete and visible measures to stop violence against citizens of other African nations.

The recurring issue of xenophobia and attacks on African nationals remains very worrying. If nothing is done to stop it, it could negatively affect the image and standing of South Africa as one of the leading countries in Africa. It has to be stopped.
On our own part let me reiterate that the Nigerian Government will continue to do everything possible to ensure the safety of the lives, property and business interests of Nigerians in South Africa, and of South Africans in Nigeria.

Let me also say that we have made arrangements for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians in South Africa who are willing to return home. I have directed the relevant agencies to ensure this is done speedily and efficiently.

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