President Buhari breaks silence on xenophobic attacks in South Africa
President Buhari has reacted to the xenophobic attacks suffered by Nigerians in South Africa.
This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Special Adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
According to the statement, President Buhari has sent a Special Envoy to South Africa to convey his concern to President Cyril Ramaphosa over the xenophobic attacks going on in South Africa.
The statement reads:
”President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.
Consequently, the President has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.
President Buhari has also dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.
The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019”.