Xenophonia: Buhari’s government recalls ambassador to South Africa

Xenophonia: Buhari’s government recalls ambassador to South Africa

The government of President Muhamadu Buhari, on Wednesday, September 4, recalled Nigeria’s ambassador to South Africa over the recent xenophobic attacks on Africans resident in the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said this in a short report quoting a presidential source.

“Nigeria recalls ambassador to South Africa, pulls out of World Economic Summit, demands full compensation - presidential source,” the report from the government agency said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that angry Nigerians went on rampage on Wednesday, September 4, in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, in protest against attacks on the country’s citizens in South Africa.

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The protesters blocked the roads, burnt tyres and attacked a mast belonging to one of the telecommunications companies operating in Nigeria.

They also stormed business organisations with roots in South Africa forcing men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to mobilize to the scene.

The report added that the protesters were prevented by the police from attacking the mall.

Also, on Wednesday, September 4, President Buhari held a meeting with Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in the wake of reported xenophobic attacks South Africa.

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The president held the strategic meeting with the vice president on Wednesday, September 4 at the Presidential Villa.

Also present at the meeting was the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

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Source: Yen

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