Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Attack On South-Africa Investments, Police Say No Cause For Alarm As Buhari Dispatches Special Envoy To South-Africa: Olusegun Ariyo

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Calm is gradually returning to Lagos metropolis over threat to some South African investments as police said it has beefed up security around all concerned, saying there is no cause for alarm
Confirming the developments, the police spokesman Dsp Bala Elkana told urban  express news-online that the police has beefed up security and that there is no cause for alarm

 The Development, however, attracted protest following  a viral video  showing  some south Africans killings Nigerians 
A Civil society organisation, known as Nigerians Unite against Terror (NUAT) has also  condemned the  xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in southafrica
A statement signed by its convener, Okei Odumakin request the international community and Nigeria government to urgently rise up and stem the tide of the barbaric occurrence in southafrica where Nigerians are being treated with disdain and cruelty.

The statement reads in part: “We have watched the video clips of such heinous acts with shattered hearts. We can no longer sit down and fold our hands. We strongly believe that the government of the affected countries can find a quick and lasting solution to such untold hardship and loss of lives meted on our brothers and sisters in South Africa.”

"It is the primary responsibility of a responsible and responsive government to ensure the protection of life and property".
We, however, demand immediate engagement with the South African Government to end the reign of madness.
Meanwhile, President Mohammadu Buhari has dispatched a special envoy to south-Africa over the protracted attack.

In a statement obtained through a verified facebook account of the president’s media Adviser, Femi Adeshina said the president had noted with deep concern reported attacks on Nigeria citizens and its properties in South Africa
He said 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
The president expresses displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; assurance of the safety of their lives and property.
Adeshina said the president has also dispatched a special envoy to convey to president Cyril Ramaphosa, his concern and also interact with his South Africa counterpart on the situation
He said the special envoy is expected to arrive Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019

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