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President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported xenophobic attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.

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In a statement on Tuesday through his media aides, Garba Shehu and Femi Adesina, president Buhari sent special envoy to South Africa following the continued xenophobic killings of Nigerians in South Africa.

According to the statement, “President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.

Consequently, the President has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.

President Buhari has also despatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.

The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.”

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