Xenophobic Attacks

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN, and multi-choice offices in the Kaduna city on Wednesday shut down their operations for fear attack by residents angered by xenophobic attacks in South Africa. At Abakpa MTN office in Kaduna state capital,  business activities were shut down as workers stayed away from their offices. A banner with “WESAYNOTOXENOPHOBIA” inscription was […]

South Africa and Nigeria stepped security on Wednesday after deadly attacks on foreign-owned stores in Johannesburg triggered reprisal assaults on South African businesses in Nigerian cities. The centre of Johannesburg and the impoverished suburb of Alexandra were calm as police stepped up patrols following two days of looting, AFP reporters saw. Shops cautiously began to open again, as some […]

South Africa owned telecommunications giant, MTN has announced the closure of all its shops in Nigeria. This may  be connected with the threat by some Nigerians to reciprocate the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there had been series of attacks on Nigerians and their businesses […]

Youths protesting the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa on Wednesday made a bonfire on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja, a few metres from a South African franchise, Shoprite Mall. Billowing smoke from the bonfire paralysed vehicular traffic on the Expressway as security agents mounted guard over the shopping mall which […]

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama to discuss next step on Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. The country has boycotted the World Economic Forum on Africa 2019 holding in Cape Town, South Africa. The Forum which kicked off on Wednesday had […]

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has condemned the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa, describing it as “un-African, barbaric, and unparalleled acts of ingratitude”. The former Speaker of the Parliament of Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS Parliament, regretted that the Government of South […]

The Federal Government has called on its citizens not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria, in retaliation for the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, made this call in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He described as deeply disturbing […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to South Africa over the killing of Nigerians in the country. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, President Buhari asked the envoy to convey his concerns to South African President Cyril […]

The Chief Whip of the Ninth Senate , Dr Orji Uzor Kalu has condemned the attacks meted out on Nigerian people in South Africa, calling on all Nigerians to stand firm and retaliate rather than waiting on the South Africans to fish out the perpetrators. Kalu , a two – time Governor of Abia state […]

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday, said that the green chamber may cut short their recess and reconvene to address the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa. The Speaker also announced that he is cutting short his trip to Tanzania, where he is attending the 50th Commonwealth […]

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