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Xenophobia: President Buhari Sends Special Envoy To South Africa



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Buhari Reacts To Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a special envoy to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa to discuss the xenophobic attack on Nigerians in the country.

The special envoy will also convey President Buhari’s displeasure over the killing of Nigerians to his South African counterpart.

According to a statement released on Tuesday by the Presidency, which was signed by Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the envoy will arrive in Pretoria latest by Thursday this week.

The statement, however, did not disclose the name of the special envoy.

It reads:

“President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.”

“Consequently, the President has instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.”

“President Buhari has also despatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.”

“The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.”