Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senate Made Four Strong Resolution

Nigerian Senate on Tuesday made four key resolutions on the xenophobic attacks on Nigeria in the Southern part of Africa.

This is coming few days after Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, had warned the South Afric?an government against the attacks, threatening consequences if they continue.

The Nigerian Union in the country reported that pieces of property worth millions were destroyed in the attacks.

Responding to the development on Tuesday, the Senate accordingly resolves to:

I. Condemn in strong terms the return of the Xenophobic attacks and extra-judicial killings Nigerians by the South African police, and South Africans.

2. Invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs to provide insight into Government’s plans towards engaging the South African government to effectively end the xenophobic attacks that just resurfaced and the growing incidence of extra-judicial killings of Nigerians.

3. Urge the FG to reconsider Nigeria’s diplomatic ties with South Africa if the ugly incidents of xenophobic attacks & killings of Nigerians in South Africa are not urgently halted by the South African Government.

4. Send a strong delegation of Nigerian Legislators to the South African parliament to address the ugly trend.

NAN

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