Xenophobia: Buhari expresses displeasure, sends special envoy to Ramaphosa


President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa, to express his displeasure over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

This was contained in a statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in Abuja.

The presidency who did not give the name of the envoy said it was expected to land in Pretoria by Thursday.

It added that Buhari was deeply concerned about the “reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.”

The Presidency also stated that, already, Buhari had “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.”

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