xenophobic attacks on nigeria
xenophobic attacks on nigeria

Nigeria’s Senate President Ahmad Lawan has condemned the continuous killings of Nigerians in South Africa, warning that the government will no longer tolerate further attacks on its citizens.

Ahmad Lawan, Nigeria’s Senate President
Ahmad Lawan, Nigeria’s Senate President

He expressed concern that no fewer than one hundred and eighteen Nigerians have so far been killed in xenophobic attacks over the years, of which the South African Police perpetrated thirteen.

Lawan made the assertions when he hosted the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe in Abuja.

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Moroe and his delegation visited the Senate leadership on his government’s investigations to unravel the causes of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and steps being taken to stop it.

The Senate President announced that the meeting became pertinent considering the incessant attacks on Nigerians residing in South Africa, adding that the Senate must speak up to prevent any further killings.

Responding, Moroe who lamented the killings of Nigerians, extended his country’s condolences to families of the victims, saying an inquest had been instituted to investigate all cases of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.