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Attacks On Nigerians Reckless, Run Against Ideals South African Leaders Fought For, Says Osinbajo, Says Violence Unfortunate, Recalling Nigeria’s Role In Pulling Down Apartheid

By AbuSatar Hamed

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, answering questions from reporters in Kano, on Tuesday September 3, 2019, on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa said: “Let me say first that these recent attacks are condemnable.

According to a release signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l & www.star trend international.com by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Osinbajo said: “It is very sad and very unfortunate that the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians living in South Africa are once again being destroyed with such wantonness and with such carelessness and recklessness.

“It is unfortunate because Nigeria and Nigerians invested a great deal in the destruction and pulling down of apartheid. Besides, these acts of bigotry are entirely contrary to the very ideals that all the great South African leaders, including the present President fought for, and for which many gave their lives.

“President Muhammau Buhari has already spoken about this; and obviously we are very concerned and certainly intend to take this up with the authorities in South Africa in order to ensure that this sort of thing does not repeat itself. This is absolutely unacceptable and unconscionable.”

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