Xenophobia: Nigeria warns citizens against traveling to South Africa


Following renewed attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses in South Africa, the Nigerian government has advice Nigerians to avoid travelling to high risk and volatile areas until the situation is brought under control.

This was contained in a communique by spokesperson to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye.

The statement also condemned the attacks which has led to the loss of lives and properties worth Millon’s of Naira.

The Nigerian Government however revealed that it is engaging the relevant South African authorities via the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, Consulate General in Johannesburg and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abuja to ensure that definite measures are put in place to curtail the unfortunate attacks.

The Federal Government commended the arrest of some perpetrators of the dastardly act by the South African Police and call on timely prosecution to serve as deterrence to others.

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