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I condemn in totality xenophobic attacks in South Africa – Nnamdi Kanu
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has condemned in its totality the xenophobic attacks ongoing in South Africa.
In his post on Twitter handle (@mazinnamdikanu) said Biafra Independence with put to stop all forms of attacks both home and abroad.
He called on South African government stop the ugly attacks, expressed worry as president Mohammadu Buhari led government, described as “Jubril Cabal”, silence over the attacks.
In his post: “I condemn in totality the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Even as I seek #BiafraExit from Nigeria, I rise in defence of ALL victims of this shameful carnage, and I demand an immediate stop to it.
“As usual, The Jubril Cabal is silent, the victims belong to the hated 5%.”
Xenophobic attack in South Africa remains unabated as fresh attacks, looting and burning of businesses and properties belonging to foreigners, including Nigerians and in the process killed three people, while another is still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.
Adetola Olubajo, the President of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), confirmed the incident on Monday, said the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob.
His words: “The mob also looted several shops that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign nationals.
“But the Police later dispersed the mob and made some arrest,’’ he said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
“Late in the evening of Sunday, Sept. 1, a group of violent locals suspected to be Zulu hostel dwellers besieged Jules Street in Malvern, Johannesburg looted and burned shops/businesses.’’
BREAKING: Buhari Sends Special Envoys To S/Africa over Xenophobic Attacks
Meanwhile, President Mohammadu has dispatched a special envoy to South Africa to deliver a message of Concern to Cyril Ramaphosa, the country’s President over incessant xenophobic attack on Nigerians and other foreigners.
In a statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Femi Adesina on Tuesday 3 2019, said the President instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to ascertain and assure lives and properties of Nigerians the Higher Commissioner to Nigeria.
The statement also disclosed that Special envoys have been dispatched to meet with the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver message concerning the unabated attacks on Nigerians.
In his words: “President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.
“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.”