The Federal Government has warned South Africans on the unjustifiable killings “as Nigerians are already running out of patience with the increasing scourge.”
The xenophobic attacks is said to have reached the tipping point, “We are reaching a tipping point where one more death of a Nigerian in South Africa will be unbearable to Nigerians. Nigerians are all angry that any more killing of any Nigerian in South Africa will not be tolerated.”
The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed that 118 Nigerians had been killed as of 2016 in South Africa, adding that between 2016 till date, an additional 88 Nigerians had been killed in the country.
She called for a thorough investigation into the killings to bring the perpetrators to book.
She also called for more investigation into the killing of the deputy Director General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu.
Also. the President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Danielson Akpan, said Nigerian students would not sit idly by and watch the dastardly acts of violence continue.
He said, “We have seen the helplessness of the South African government in reining in their citizens and wish to condemn in unambiguous terms the continued pampering of those involved.
“Every nation has her own internal crisis hence no citizen of other nation should be sacrificed for criminal activities of South Africans or any other.
“Since the economic prosperity of Nigerians can no longer be tolerated and their lives secured in South Africa, there’s no need also to condone the continued flourishing of South African businesses and her citizens in Nigeria.
“We, therefore, wish to officially ask all South African-owned businesses in Nigeria to relocate in the next seven days.”