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Xenophobia: Buhari Expresses Displeasure, Sends Special Envoy To Ramaphosa,

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sent a special envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, to register his displeasure over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

In a statement released on Tuesday by the Presidency in Abuja, it said the envoy is expected to land in Pretoria by Thursday this week.

The statement, which was signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, did not give the name of the envoy.

It added that Buhari was deeply concerned about the “reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.”

According to the statement, Buhari had “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.”

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