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Crime - September 3, 2019

BREAKING! Xenophobia: Nigeria High Commission In South Africa Responds

By Aminat Mohammed

The Nigeria High Commission in South Africa it is compiling a list of victims affected by xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

The High Commissioner, Ambassador Kabiru Bala in a statement on Tuesday said with the list of the victims complied, the High Commission will then hold Diplomatic talks with the South African government.

He therefore urged all Nigerian victims in South Africa to come forward to report their situation to the High Commission as a list of victims is being compiled.

He stated, “The High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria views with concern the ongoing loss of lives, arson, and looting of properties in some parts of Gauteng Province of South Africa.
“Some of the victims of the anarchy are Nigerians and other Africans.

“The High Commission and the Consulate in Pretoria and Johannesburg are compiling the list of all the Nigerian victims of the current anarchy for engagement with the South African government and other stakeholders for succor.
“In this regard, all Nigerian victims of the current attacks are requested to come forward to report their situation to the High Commission and the Consulate.

“The two Missions will continue to be home to all Nigerians in this trying times and in the future. Since the outbreak of the attacks last week, the two Missions have remained open and continued to render normal services to Nigerians and other customers without hindrance,” the statement read in part.

The Commission also appealed to all Nigerians to remain calm and avoid any ‘precipitate action.’

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