Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to declare total war on South Africa.
Naija News reports that a fresh wave of attacks against foreigners resume on Sunday.
Armed protesters took to the streets of South Africa to violently demand that foreigners return to where they came from.
A South African newspaper, Sowetan Live had reported that the protesters, who carried weapons such as knobkerries, were addressed Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a notable politician and Zulu tribe leader.
This is coming one week after attacks on foreigners sparked reactions across the continent.
Reacting to the latest protest in a post on his Twitter page on Sunday, Fani-Kayode called on Buhari to take urgent steps to end the attacks.
The former Minister also accused the South African Government of openly encouraging and supporting the mass murder of other Africans.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “Right now in Johannesberg, as you are reading this tweet, the xenophobic madness has started again. Well organised and well-armed South African mobs and killer squads are marching in the streets calling for ALL foreigners to leave and looking for Nigerians to kill!
“How long do we have to put up with this state-sponsored violence and extreme provocation? Will we turn the other cheek forever? Who will defend mother Nigeria and who will fight for us? Is our blood so easy to spill and are our lives so cheap? What is our Government doing?
“What are our Armed Forces there for if not to protect our lives and defend our honour and people? The South African Government has openly ENCOURAGED and openly SUPPORTED this great evil and the mass murder of our compatriots! Enough is enough!
“We cannot be expected not to retaliate in the streets of Nigeria! You cannot kill our people and expect yours to go free on our shores or for your companies to have peace and security in our nation. For every action, there is a reaction. That is the law of nature and the world.
“If you shed innocent blood it will come back to you! I call for the expulsion of all South African citizens from Nigeria, the nationalisation of all South African companies that are operating in Nigeria, the breaking up of diplomatic ties with South Africa a recall and relocation of all our citizens that live in South Africa back home to Nigeria and, if the targeting and killing of our citizens does not stop, an apology offered and compensation paid by the South African Government, a declaration of total war with South Africa.”