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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stop xenophobic attacks in 7 days or we will retaliate - Nigeria

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has given the South African Government seven days ultimatum to stop the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans resident in that country.

This ultimatum is conveyed in a statement issued by the association and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.

The statement, signed by Nwankwo Ezekiel, NAN’s Public Relations Officer, warned that South African investments and citizens in Nigeria would face reprisal attacks if the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and their businesses were not stopped.

NANS condemns the sudden surge of attacks and deaths of our brothers and sisters and loss of their properties in South Africa as a result of xenophobia attacks.

“ It is with deep sense of sadness and brotherhood that we are urging the South African Government to ensure an urgent solution and bring to an end attacks on our own citizens and their businesses within the next seven days.

“If the attacks and looting are not stopped within seven days, we will be left with no alternative than to go against all the South African investments in our noble country, Nigeria.

“We will not stop at this but will go further and make all South Africa citizens residing in our country uncomfortable’’, it said.

It added that South Africa and Nigeria were being looked up to by the world to lead Africa to greatness, adding that xenophobic attacks were an embarrassment to the entire continent.

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