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Xenophobic attacks: FG demands compensation for Nigerian victims

The Federal Government has demanded compensation for Nigerians whose properties were destroyed in last weekend’s xenophobic violence in South Africa.Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who stated this in Abuja at a news conference on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, said Nigerian lives ought to be protected. He said the Federal Government had taken some measures to put a stop to the incessant attacks on Nigerians in that country, just as he expressed worry on the alleged involvement of security agency and political leaders in the violence. Nigerian buildings, businesses and places of worship worth millions of dollars were reportedly destroyed during the attacks in Pretoria West, South Africa on Feb. 18.

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