Xenophobia: Enough is enough, we’ll take definitive measures – Onyeama

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama

Foreign affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama has promised to take definitive measures against the continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in South Africa.

Onyeama stated this via his verify twitter handle, @Geoffrey Onyeama .

He described the news as sickening and depressing, stating that enough is enough.

Reacting to the sad news, Onyeama attacked the South Africa Police for not giving enough protection to Nigerians.

His tweet reads:

Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures. @NigeriaGov@DigiCommsNG@GovernmentZA@DIRCO_ZA

In an interview with The Punch, President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo narrates what caused the recent xenophobic attacks. 

“Last Monday, there was a fight between some foreigners suspected to be Tanzanians and taxi drivers which led to the death of one taxi driver. So, on Tuesday, the taxi driver went on a mass protest in the morning and it degenerated into violence. Some criminal elements joined them and they started looting and burning houses and shops belonging to foreign nationals in the Pretoria Central Business District on Lilian Ngoyi Street. The police were able to contain the situation but it spread to other parts and that is what we are still battling with till now,” he said.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.