Xenophobia; Buhari Sends Special Envoy To South Africa

Written by on September 4, 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has sent a special envoy to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa following reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in Johannesburg.

Buhari also summoned the South African High Commissioner to seek assurances of the safety of Nigerians, his special adviser, Femi Adesina, said  on Tuesday.

South Africa has been hit by an outbreak of attacks on migrants from other African countries as the nation prepared to host a meeting of political and business leaders from across the continent this week.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, also condemned the violence.

“It is sad and very unfortunate that the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians living in South Africa are once again being destroyed with such wantonness carelessness and recklessness,” he tweeted.

A state visit by Buhari to the country has been planned for next month.

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