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Xenophobia: South Africa Speaks On Bomb Explosion At Its Embassy



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Ambassador Bobby Moroe, the South African Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, has dismissed reports that his country’s mission in Nigeria was damaged by bombing.

Naija News understands that reports had been circulated on social media of a bomb explosion at the High Commission in Abuja.

Recall that the Nigerian Government had on Saturday also debunked the report of a bomb explosion.

The federal government while speaking on the alleged bomb explosion, maintained that the report suggesting the explosion was fake and was being orchestrated by “desperate opposition.”

The Nigerian government maintained that the fake news was being perpetrated by the opposition to cause panic and chaos among the populace.

Speaking to NAN, Amb. Moroe stated that both South African missions located in Abuja and Lagos were intact.

Moroe said: “Both South African missions in Nigeria remain intact; all our staff members are safe and no reports of intimidation have been brought to our attention.

“The careless use of social media is a ploy to create tension and panic among our peoples of South Africa and Nigeria.

“We condemn in strongest terms such acts of deception, as they seek to destroy the very essence of our relations with Nigeria and further fuel tension and confusion within society.

“We encourage social media users to be responsible, sensitive and always verify the authenticity of sensitive information before it can be circulated.

Source: Naija News

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.