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Journalists, NGO call for actions over xenophobia

The Journalists International Forum for Migration, JIFORM and the The Integrity Friends For Truth And Peace Initiative, TIFPI has called on the Nigerian Government to take a decisive step in ending recurring xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. While speaking to reporters, the President of JIFORM, Ajibola Abayomi described the xenophobic attacks as one too many adding it negated the fundamental rights of people to movement while demanding sanctions against perpetrators of the attack and full compensation for the victims. Also in a statement by the Executive Director of TIFPI, Livingstone Wechie he alleges that that the South African Authorities have not shown genuine commitment to end the xenophobic attacks on foreigners particularly Nigerians in South Africa. Both bodies through different statements charged the Africa Union (AU) to wade into the current situation as it was giving the continent a bad image and therefore called for immediate intervention. The President of JIFORM however cautioned against reprisal attacks believing that the matter could be resolved between both countries. In his own words, the Executive Director of TIFPI called for a criminal investigation by the International Criminal Courts among others into the attacks which he described as a crime against humanity. Written by Victorson Abgenson. Additional reporting by Wahab Akinlade
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