Global Peace Watchdog bemoans xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

Posted by Philip Eke, Yenagoa | 23 September 2019 | 373 times

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•Xenophobic attack in South Africa

Global Peace Watchdog Association, one of the leading peace building organisations globally, has described the recent xenophobic attacks by some irate South Africans against Nigerians and the burning of their shops as utterly reprehensible.

While appealing to Nigeria and South Africa to quickly to restore law and order on the streets before they begin to think of how to normalise their relations, it is so sad to express.

The Project Director Nigeria, Global Peace Watch Association, Ambassador G Tony, made the assertion while fielding questions from newsmen in Lagos.

He stressed that the Africa Union (AU) should prevail on the South African Government to take immediate measures to protect and safeguard the lives and properties of African migrants and, indeed, all nationals resident in South Africa and ensure that real compensation are paid to the families of all who lost their family members and relations and also for the loss of properties.

While appealing to Nigerian youths not to react ignorantly against the South Africans living in Nigeria, it urged the Federal Government to do everything possible in ensuring lasting solution.

The organisation also berated the several killings by herdsmen and  Boko Haram in the country, especially killings in the North East of  Nigeria is unacceptable, several innocent souls has been sent to un-timely graves.

It however commended the Federal Government for the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa, stressing that the South Africa Government should pay adequate compensation to victims. While appealing to Nigerian students to be very conscious and to be peace loving.

 


Source: News Express

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