Senate President Condemns Killing Nigerians In South Africa

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has condemned the continuous killings of Nigerians in South Africa, warning that further attacks on Nigerians would no longer be condoned.

Lawan expressed concern that about 118 Nigerians have so far lost their lives in different attacks over the years, out of which 13 were by South African Police.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa said Lawan made this known when he hosted the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bobby Moroe.

Moroe and his delegation paid the visit to brief the Senate leadership on his government’s investigations to unravel the causes of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and steps being taken to stop it.

The meeting, according to the Senate President became pertinent considering the incessant attacks on Nigerians residing in South Africa.

He commended the High Commissioner for updating him, on the cause of late Mrs. Chukwu’s death. He said It is a sign that something has been done in this regard.

Earlier, Mr. Moroe, expressed regret over the killings of Nigerians and extended his country’s condolences to the families of the victims. He said an inquest has been instituted to investigate all cases of xenophobic attacks in the country.

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