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Buhari Summons South African Government over xenophobic attacks

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

A meeting has been scheduled to hold between the duo by 11am on Tuesday.

A senior official of the ministry, Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed the development in a WhatsApp message.

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It reads: “I am directed to inform you that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa for a meeting this morning by 11. The meeting was confirmed a few minutes ago.”

Onyema on Monday vowed the Federal Government would take “definitive measures” following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

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He described the attackers as mindless criminals, noting that the police intervention was ineffective.

On his verified Twitter handle, the Minister said: “Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures.”

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Speculations that the alleged killer was a Nigerian sparked protests, looting and burning of foreign-owned businesses.


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