Xenophobia: AGF Malami cautions Nigerians against retaliatory attacks

Xenophobia: AGF Malami cautions Nigerians against retaliatory attacks

- Nigerians have been cautioned against attacking South African perceived businesses

- The call was made by Nigeria's AGF, Abubakar Malami

- Malami frowned at the attacks on Shoprite companies by some Nigerians

Alhaji Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation, has cautioned Nigerians against hitting the businesses of South Africans in response to alleged xenophobic attacks against their compatriots in the former apartheid nation.

Malami spoke on Friday, September 6, in Abuja when the Coalition of Integrity Political Parties (CIPP), paid him a congratulatory visit following his reappointment as minister.

The minister particularly decried attacks on Shoprite companies by some Nigerians in reaction to the xenophobic attacks, and warned people against taking laws into their hands.

“The attack was carried out by people who thought that Shoprite belonged to South Africans, not knowing that it belongs to Nigerians.

“If you go to Shoprite, you will see that the entire building is run and managed by Nigerians. Most of the MTN tower masts have been given out to Nigerian contractors.

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“So, we will be ruining our own economy if we shut down these companies because millions of families will go out of jobs and then it will bounce back on us.

“We must always look at this situation very critically; it is important that people should not take laws into their hands.

“The South African government must also look at the situation properly and see if hoodlums have hijacked it, because hoodlums look for any opportunity to commit crime.

“I believe that no responsible government will allow its citizens or foreign nationals living there, to be killed in the streets of the country.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the South African police on Friday, September 6, reported that they arrested 497 suspects who were looting shops in Gauteng province.

The police said some people started looting shops since Sunday, September 1, and have continued to date.

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Source: Legit.ng

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