The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) has condemned the recent xenophobic attack against Nigerians living in the former apartheid enclave, South Africa.
NAS, which is known as Pyrates Confraternity, directed the Federal Government of Nigeria to take urgent steps to put an end to the killings.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the NAS Capn, Mr Kwaghbunde Gbahabo (Esq), the association urged the present administration to immediately address the incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa through ‘diplomatic response’.
Gbahado also demanded the prosecution of the South African government officials who openly supported the attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners.
He said: “In recent times, xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa have assumed an alarming proportion.
“In fact, there is no period in the last six months that Nigerians working in South Africa have not been attacked.
“The killing of Nigerians and looting of their businesses in South Africa have gone without any meaningful response from the South African Government.
“NAS is pained to observe that the South African government and her security agencies have stood by as if they are helpless to arrest the inhumanity to Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa.
“This unspoken tacit support by for the South African government for the killing and maiming of foreign nationals resident in South African must be immediately challenged by the Federal Government of Nigeria by a drastic diplomatic response.”