UN Deputy Secretary General Reacts To Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa

The United Nations (UN) has reacted to the recent xenophobic attack on
Nigerians and other foreigners 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 with many others looted by South Africans.

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President of
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 owned
by foreign nationals”, “but the police later dispersed them and made
some arrest”.

Reacting to the development on her Twitter handle,
Dr Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the UN, strongly
condemned the attacks against Africans and women.

“I join the UN
Secretary General, Antonio Guterres to strongly condemn the acts of
violence in different provinces in South Africa, including attacks
against Africans & women. We welcome President Cyril Ramaphosa’s
unequivocal call for inclusion, solidarity & strengthened
accountability”, she wrote.

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