President Buhari finally reacts to xenophobic attack on Nigerians, reveals next step

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “deep concern,” over the strikes on Nigerian citizens and resources in South Africa since August 29, 2019.


Following the reports of the attack on Nigerians,  President Buhari despatched special representative to the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

This was included in a report by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

The statement reads”

“Consequently, the President has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.

“President Buhari has also despatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.

“The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.”

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