Xenophobia: IGP Adamu says 36 Nigerians to be prosecuted for vandalising businesses


Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), said on Thursday, September 5, that the 36 citizens of the country arrested for allegedly vandalising businesses linked to South Africa will be prosecuted.


The Nigerian Tribune reports that IGP Adamu said this when he spoke with journalists during his visit to the headquarters of the Ekiti state police command in Ado Ekiti.


The IGP described Nigeria as a country being governed by laws, adding that those who display anti-xenophobic destruction are criminals and unpatriotic citizens.


Adamu also said the arrest was of the suspects was lawful and justifiable and done to show that Nigerians are law-abiding citizens.


“Nigeria is a country that has laws and we will obey our laws. We will never behave like others do in other country.

“No individual is allowed to take laws into his or her hands. What happened in South Africa, the federal government is dealing with that at a diplomatic level. “It is not a license for any individual in this country to come around and attack the assets and businesses of South Africa or any other foreign countries,” Adamu said.

He described Nigeria as a country that believes in the rule of law and added that the fact that another country did something negative should not reduce Nigerians or make them follow suit.


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