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Senate condemns attacks on Nigerians

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has condemned the continuous killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

He stated this on Monday while receiving the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bobby Moroe.

The Senate President said that further attack on Nigerians in South Africa would no longer be tolerated.

Mr Lawan told the delegation that over 118 Nigerians have died in different attacks over the years.

“The South African government must as a matter of urgency do whatever it takes to protect the lives and property of Nigerians living there, just as Nigerian government remain committed to the safety of South Africans residing here and their investments.

Senate President maintained that Nigeria would no longer condone such killings, and advised South African government to protect Nigerians residing in that country.

Mr. Moroe, said his visit to the Senate President became necessary to inform the National Assembly on the steps being taken to stop xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

“On behalf of the government of South Africa, we express our sincere condolences to Nigerian government for this unfortunate incident”, he stated.

He said that, an inquest had been instituted to investigate all cases of xenophobic attacks in the country.

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