Former senate president, Bukola Saraki has cautioned Nigerians against attacking businesses erroneously believed to be owned by South Africans.
Saraki made this known in reaction to the retaliatory xenophobic attacks carried out by Nigerians on Shoprite, MTN, DSTV and others.
“Videos of Nigerians engaging in reprisal attacks in Nigeria against businesses believed, in many cases erroneously, to be owned by South Africans are disheartening and disturbing. ”
”As a people, we cannot allow ourselves slip into the abyss of inhumanity and participate in the same actions we condemn. I appeal to Nigerians to show restraint and demonstrate maturity at this time. We must all say No to Xenophobic attacks”.
In a post he shared yesterday, the immediate past senate president said:
”I am saddened by the unfortunate events in South Africa. Nigerians should be allowed to carry out legitimate businesses without fear for their lives. I encourage @NigeriaGov and @CyrilRamaphosa to take decisive actions that will send a strong message. Every Nigerian lives matter”.