Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called for drastic measures to
be taken over Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, called on
the African Union, AU, to take urgent steps against Xenophobic attacks
and bring an end to bloodletting of Nigerians
Atiku on his
verified Twitter page wrote: “The attacks and killings has since stirred
reactions from well meaning Nigerians calling on government to take
drastic measures against South African government.
“Reported attacks against Nigerians in South Africa is unacceptable and stands condemned.
steps need to be taken with the SA authorities and the African Union to
bring an end to this ill wind that can only end up destroying the
fabric of our African brotherhood.”
We had reported that viral videos on Monday showed widespread attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.
President of the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo who
confirmed the development to NAN said on Monday that the attacks began
on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was
set ablaze by an angry mob..