Afenifere, the Pan Yoruba socio-political organization, has reacted to the spates of killings against Nigerians living in South Africa.
The group called on the Federal Government to be swift in its actions aimed at protecting the lives and property of Nigerians in South Africa.
Through its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin who spoke in an interview with journalists, today, the group described the attacks as unfortunate, saying the actions of the federal government since the attack had not been impressive.
Odumakin noted that for the ongoing mob attacks on South African investments in the country to be stopped, the government must put forward domestic measures that would send strong signals to the country.
He said, “The actions are so regretful but the reactions of Nigerian government has not been impressive. It is quite tardy and lethargic. Even the kind of reactions we see during cattle rustling, we have not seen that in the killing of Nigerians in South Africa. Until this afternoon that the government said they are boycotting World Economic Forum.
“They said our foreign policy is an extension of domestic policy. The government is not stopping the killings of Nigerians at home, it will be difficult to stop that in a foreign land. We have expected there should be strict and decisive action that will bring South Africa begging and pleading with Nigeria.
“But it is not too late as you can see Nigerians have resulted into self-help and for the mob actions to be stopped, the government should take an appropriate domestic measure that will make South Africa know that Nigeria is pained.”