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Xenophobia: Concerns mount, FG offers lame response



After maintaining a silent posture over the xenophobia attacks against Nigerians and immigrants of other countries, which has been going on in South Africa for over two weeks now, the Federal Government has finally spoken up on the issue.

The Nigerian government on Thursday called on South Africa to stop the attacks, and put appropriate measures in place to “prevent a recurrence.”

A statement by the Public Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja, condemning the attacks, said it abhorred violence and also “stands firm in its conviction that no cause could justify taking innocent souls.”

Also, the Nigerian Representative to the African Union – Economic, Social and Cultural Council, Dr. Tunji Asaolu, warned against reprisals, calling on African countries to unite against the xenophobic violence currently going on in South Africa.

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  1. Chukwuka Anni Thomas Agubamah

    April 17, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    d zulu king who provoked dis tragedy was asleep when nija was pumping in material nd financial aid to his ppl during d fight against apartheid. he has just woken up frm sleep.

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