Xenophobia: On this occasion, we will not give in - FG

Xenophobia: On this occasion, we will not give in - FG

- Geoffrey Onyeama said Nigeria will not accept the xenophobic attack against its citizens

- There has been report of attack against Nigerians and their properties in South Africa

- According to Nigeria's minister of foreign affairs, government will continue to protect its citizens

The minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has revealed that Nigeria will not give in this time around over reported xenophobic attacks against its citizens.

Channels TV reports that the minister of foreign affairs said the government at every level condemned the attack against Nigerians.

He said the government will address the issue once and for all and will not take lightly attack against its citizens.

Onyeama said the government will continue to prioritise the safety of Nigerians. He stressed that “the government has a clear directives about the commitments and guarantees that is required of the South African government.”

Meanwhile, Bukola Saraki called on Nigerians to stop the attack against South African businesses in Nigeria.

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The former Senate president made this call in the wake of reported reprisal attack against South African-owned businesses.

He noted that in some cases, those businesses where not owned by South Africans. He described the actions as disheartening and called on Nigerians to show restrains and demonstrate maturity.

Saraki said: "We cannot allow ourselves slip into the abyss of inhumanity and participate in the same actions we condemn.”

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In the same vein, billionaire businessmen Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola called for peace and expressed displeasure over the recent xenophobic attacks.

Dangote on Wednesday, September 4, called on Africans to collectively shun hate and reprisal attacks and put Africa at the centre of its own development.

On his part, Otedola said his heart cries for Nigerians who were senselessly killed in South Africa and prayed for unity among Africans.

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