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Xenophobia: Orji Kalu Calls For Closure Of South African Businesses

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The Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District, Orji Kalu, has condemned the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, he described it as ill-conceived, disheartening and wicked.

The Chief Whip of the Senate in a statement released through Kunle Oyekunle of his media office questioned the aim behind the attack.

“The gruesome killings, looting, arson of property belonging to Nigerians and attack of Nigerian Embassy in South Africa is ill-conceived, disheartening and wicked.”

“How can any sensible person attack and burn a fellow human being just because he or she has a feeling to do so?”

“Those mindless criminals who attacked and prevented law abiding Nigerians to freely conduct their businesses must be made to pay for their crimes.”

“Arresting them is not enough”, he stressed.

The former governor of Abia state, while claiming the South Africans live and carry out their businesses peacefully in-country, stated that there would be no reason to allow them to operate if the South African government failed to protect Nigerians in their country.

“If the South African government fails to do more to protect the lives of Nigerians, there should be no reason to allow them to operate freely in Nigeria.”

“All their enterprises deserve to be closed down including MTN, DSTV, Shoprite among others.”

“In the spirit of brotherhood, we have supported them. Our doors have always been open, but it’s time to retaliate by shutting our doors,” he said.

Kalu, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for dispatching a special envoy to the South African government.

He urged the Federal Government to hasten the intervention process and institute stiffer measures against South Africa over the endless xenophobic attacks.



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