- The leadership of the NANS has threatened to shut down businesses operated by South Africans in Nigeria
- This was in reaction to the recent killing of one Elizabeth Ndubuisi in her hotel room in South Africa while attending a seminar
- Condemning the alarming number of Nigerians killed in the country, the student group said South Africans should leave Nigeria with their businesses
- Danielson Akpan, NANS president, condemned the recent killing of Elizabeth Ndubuisi in her hotel room in South Africa while attending a seminar
The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday, July 11, threatened to close down DSTV and MTN, among other businesses operated by South Africans in Nigeria.
The Nation reports that NANS said it might also shut down the South Africa embassy, citing reason as xenophobic killings of Nigerians in that country.
The students’ body president, Danielson Akpan, who made this known in Abuja condemned the recent killing of Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi in her hotel room in South Africa while attending a seminar.
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Akpan threatened to mobilise over 40 million Nigerian students to shut down South African businesses in Nigeria to protest the incessant killings of Nigerians in the country.
He said: “The rascality of South Africans has got to an alarming state. As at today, official record of Nigerians killed in South Africa has risen to 127.
“These are human beings, these are Nigerians. Unfortunately, this figure is just the confirmed and official figure, not to talk about the ones swept under the carpet.
“On June 23, Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi was strangulated in her hotel room (Emperor’s Palace Hotel & Convention Centre) in Johannesburg, South Africa. She’s the Deputy Director General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).
“Consequently, we shall be shutting down all South African reflections in Nigeria: Embassy, DSTV, SHOPRITE, MTN and many more. Since South Africans do not want us in their country, they should leave our land.”
The chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had assured the nation that everything would be done to unravel the death of the late Mrs Ndubuisi.
Dabiri-Erewa, in a tweet on July 7, said no cover-up would be allowed by Nigeria.
She had tweeted: “Everything will be done to unravel the death of such a great woman. Our mission in Johannesburg will ensure that.
"We will not relent. I’m demanding this. No cover-up will be allowed. I have faith in our mission in Jo’burg. Investigations will be thorough. It’s a painful period. We must ensure matter unravelled."
In another report by Legit.ng, a Nigerian citizen, Maxwell Ikechuku Okoye, from Oji River local government area of Enugu state, was allegedly killed by members of the South African Police Service in Ladysmith, Kwa-zulu-Natal Province.
The vice president, Nigerian Union in South Africa, Joshua Ogade Itua, said Okoye was allegedly tortured to death in the early hours of Friday, June 14.
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