As the xenophobic attacks on Africans in South Africa continue unabated, the House of Representatives has called on the federal government and President Goodluck Jonathan to, as a matter of urgency, recall Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the country, warning that Nigeria will no longer tolerate the killing of its citizens.
The resolution followed a motion of urgent matter of public importance moved at plenary yesterday by the chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Matters, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on the xenophobic attacks on Africans in South Africa.
The House noted sadly that the recent attacks which have left many dead, businesses and shops vandalised and many beaten up, was incited by a statement allegedly made by the South African Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, who was said to have ordered African migrants to return to their countries as they are no longer welcome in South Africa.
“Nigeria frowns at the attacks and will no longer tolerate the killing of its nationals in South Africa. President Goodluck Jonathan must immediately convey this to President Zuma as a matter of urgency”.