Xenophobia: Nigerian students may hit DSTv, MTN, Shoprite
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) says it will hit back for the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa by attacking that country’s interests in Nigeria, and making life difficult for its citizens if the attacks are not brought to an end within seven days.
Public Relations Officer of NANS, Mr. Ezekiel Nwankwo, who condemned the loss of lives and properties from the attacks, in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said it would attack South African business interests in Nigeria, which include MTN, Shoprite and Stanbic IBTC, among others, and make life difficult for South Africans resident in the country, if the ultimatum was not met.
Nwankwo’s statement read, “It is with sense of brotherhood that we are mandating the South African government to ensure an urgent solution to bring to an end this mysterious killing of our own citizens within the next seven days or will leave us with no alternative than to go against all the South African investments in our noble country, Nigeria.
“We will not stop at this but furthermore make all South African citizens uncomfortable in our country.”
Meanwhile, Nigerian Consul-General in South Africa, Amb. Uche Ajulu-Okeke, said on Sunday that Nigerians lost more than N21m (Rand 1.2m) in the on-going xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
She said that two of the three Nigerians who were wounded during the attacks in Durban had been treated and discharged from the hospital.
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April 20, 2015 at 10:48 am
April 20, 2015 at 2:52 pm
Dont know if its a solution though…
April 20, 2015 at 3:56 pm
April 30, 2015 at 8:11 am
You can imagine the decency of Nigerians – giving South African government seven good days to stop evil. The difference here is that, in the South African businesses here, there are many Nigerians fit, qualified and willing to work. It seems the South African government has, for long, neglected the education of their citizens, especially the blacks. After apartheid, there should have been massive efforts to educate the ‘natives’, but, instead, money was used for some other less noble investment. For this xenophobic acts to have gone on for so long, it shows that the majority of South Africans, including those in government support it.
If NANS should make good their promise, they will not get the support of Nigerian government. A few big shots who have interests and shares in those South African businesses will quickly use their influence to get the army and police to stop it, even to the extent of killing people. That is the difference between Nigeria and South Africa.