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Xenophobic attack: Buhari sends envoy to South Africa

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The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari condemned the killings of Nigerians in South Africa.

As a result, he sent a special envoy to South Africa. This is due to the recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals.

The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 3rd.

South African mobs launched attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians. Looting and burning their places of business.

Buhari has been deeply concerned about the reports of attacks since August, 29.

Meanwhile, the envoy will arrive in Pretoria on Thursday at the latest. This being to convey the president’s concerns to the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa over the killings.

He added that “Consequently, the president has instructed the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama to summon the South African high commissioner to Nigeria and a brief on the situation; express Nigerian’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.

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