Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has
reacted to the recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South
Africa, Igbere TV reports.
Igbere TV had previously reported that
properties worth millions of naira, belonging to Nigerians in South
Africa, were set ablaze by South Africans.
A viral video sighted
by Igbere TV on Monday also showed several shops being looted by the
angry South African citizens in their large numbers.
the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, said the attacks
began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg.
Olubajo said in a statement on Monday that the mob “looted several shops
that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign
Reacting to the development on his verified Twitter
handle, Gbajabiamila said he was cutting short his trip abroad to
possibly reconvene the House and address the killings.
cutting short my trip to Tanzania for the 50th Commonwealth
Parliamentary Conference @CPA_Secretariat and will be leaving today, for
the leadership of the @HouseNGR to consider cutting short the recess
and reconvening for one day to address the killings of Nigerians in SA”,
Igbere TV recalls that the National Assembly
proceeded on its annual recess early August, immediately after the
Ministerial screening exercise.