Xenophobia: Buhari Sends Special Envoy To South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to South Africa following continued attacks on Nigerians and their properties in that country.

In a statement by presidential spokesman Femi Adesina, the president noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29.

“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,” the statement said.

As a result, “President Buhari has also despatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.

The unnamed Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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