Nigerians have been advised against traveling to ‘high risk and volatile areas in South Africa.’
The advice was given by the Federal Government in a statement signed by Ferdinand Nwonye Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.
He said the travel advisory was due to the tension created by the attacks in South Africa, while re-assuring Nigerians that the Government was committed to protecting lives and properties of Nigerians in South Africa.
The statement added that “the Federal Government totally condemns the renewed attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses in South Africa which has led to the loss of lives and properties worth millions of Naira.
“The Government of Nigeria is engaging the relevant South African authorities via the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, Consulate General in Johannesburg and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja to ensure that definite measures are put in place to curtail the unfortunate attacks
“The Federal Government commends the arrest of some perpetrators of the dastardly act by the South African Police and call on timely prosecution to serve as deterrence to others.”