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XENOPHOBIC: Come back home if you can’t defend yourself, Ohanaeze Youth tells Nigerians

The group called for immediate suspension of diplomatic ties with South Africa government, noting that “85% of the victims are Igbo youths”.

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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has called on Nigerians endangered in South Africa to return home if they can’t defend themselves over xenophobic attacks.

They reacted regards to foreigners, mainly, Nigerians killed in an unabated attacks in South Africa.

President General of the group, Mazi okechukwu isiguzoro, in a statement sent to Vanguard on Wednesday, frowned over silence of the South African to arrest the widely condemned xenophobic attacks.

The group called for immediate suspension of diplomatic ties with South Africa government, noting that “85% of the victims are Igbo youths”.

Recall that President Mohammadu Buhari, in view of the confirmed xenophobic attacks, deployed Special Envoy to remind him of his international responsibility of safeguarding the lives and properties of foreigners in his country.

Many Nigerians, many Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwid have condemned South Africans inhumane treatment after recorded attacks and called on the government to stop the killings of Nigerians in South Africa.

Read the statement below:

“Tensions are rising in the land especially in the old Eastern Region of Nigeria. Youths are unpredictable now after watching the Shoprite lekki being vandalized in reprisal response to the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, we can no longer control Igbo Youths as many of them have been affected directly by the untold ordeals that affected their breadwinners in South Africa.

“We call for immediate suspension of South African Business outfits and their activities in Nigeria, as we may not guarantee their safety in the Old Eastern Region of Nigeria.

“Shoprite, IBTC, MTN, and DSTV should remain closed until xenophobic attacks are stopped in South Africa. We youths argue that their brothers businesses will not be under threat while South African business outfits flourish in Nigeria.

“We wish to remind South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa and South Africans that the life of South African legend Nelson Mandela was saved by a Nigerian Statesman from Igbo origin, and former Minister for Aviation, Pa Mbazulike Amaechi in the 80s before he returned to South Africa during the Apartheid era.

“How will South Africans repay us with xenophobic attacks, and why will the South African Security Agents continue to kill our Young Youths.

“We have continued to lose prominent sons and daughters to South Africa Police from the grievous letter/report forwarded to us by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council South Africa, Enough is Enough.

“Children of the Rising sun defend Yourself in South Africa.”

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