Nigerians Have Murdered More South Africans–South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister

By Ikenga Chronicles February 24, 2017

Nigerians Have Murdered More South Africans–South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister

Following xenophobic attacks on Nigerians by South Africans, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Nigeria’s Presidential aide on Foreign Affairs has called on the African Union to look into the issue, saying that about 116 Nigerians have been killed in South Africa over the past two years, with over 20 murdered last year. South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba has now asked in return if the discussion should also take into account the number of South Africans killed by Nigerians.

“I am not privy to the figures from the Nigerian government and how they collected them. I do not think it is the discussion we want to get into. It will turn out very bad.”

“Should we start counting how many South Africans have died in South Africa at the hands of Nigerian nationals?” Gigaba asked on Thursday, in Cape Town.

Gigaba  who said he has asked for a meeting with African Union ambassadors on Friday, urged officials to stop fueling violence in the communities;
“It is something we need to discourage strongly because we heighten the situation rather than lessen it.”

The minister further stressed that when he visited Rosettenville, Johannesburg, that the people were on rampage,burning houses believed to be criminal dens, with no particular group of immigrants or foreigners targeted.

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