Xenophobia: Nigerian Senate to summon foreign affairs ministry

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Following the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, the Senate has determined to summon the ministry of foreign affairs as it plans to take a definite stand.

 

The Nation reports that the committee on the diaspora and non-governmental organisations of the Senate said the meeting with the foreign affairs ministry has become important and very urgent for a decisive action to be taken in putting an end to reported brazen attacks on Nigerians in all parts of the world.

 

Senator Ajibola Basiru, the chairman of the committee, warned in a statement that “if the Nigerian and South African governments do not take prompt and urgent steps to end the incessant bloodshed it could snowball into conflagration with dire consequences for the two countries.”

Basiru said the federal government needed to take decisive actions to ease the tension of Nigerians at home as well as calm the suffering of those in South Africa. He, however, warned Nigerians against reprisals.

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