Presidency Disagrees With SA Ambassador
The Presidency on Tuesday disagreed with the South African Ambassador to Nigeria, Bobby Monroe on the killing of Nigerians and other foreigners in the country.
Recall Monroe had during a joint press conference with Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama maintained that the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are ‘sporadic acts of violence’ and not xenophobic attacks as widely believed.
However, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina while appearing on Channels TV ‘Politics Today’ disagreed with Monroe’s position.
Adesina, while disagreeing with the comments, said: “I disagree with the South African ambassador who says it is sporadic attacks…it’s not. If it was sporadic attacks, why were South Africans not attacked?
“It was targeted at foreigners, Nigerians particularly.”
Naija News reports the latest wave of attacks has attracted various reactions from Nigerians, and others, particularly on social media.
Source: Naija News