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‘Enough is enough’, Nigerian govt reacts to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa



Geoffrey Onyeama

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reacted furiously to the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Reacting on behalf of the FG, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a tweet on his official Twitter page on Monday, said government will take decisive measures on the issue.

He also described the continued looting and burning of shops owned by Nigerians in South Africa as sickening and depressing.

Onyema wrote on Twitter; “Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection.

“Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures,” he added.

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Three unidentified victims believed to be foreigners have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of fresh xenophobic attacks in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg in South Africa.

Reports say another victim is still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation after an angry mob attacked immigrants, looting and burning property belonging to them.

The President of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, in a statement issued on Monday, said the attacks started on Sunday when a house was set ablaze in Jeppestown by an angry mob.

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