Xenophobia: Buhari Sends Special Envoy To Ramaphosa

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has sent a special envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to register his displeasure over the xenophobic attacks on  Nigerians in that country.

In a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the Presidency said the envoy was expected to land in Pretoria by Thursday this week.

It added that Buhari was deeply concerned about the “reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.”

The statement added that Buhari had “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.”

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