By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given a-five-day ultimatum to South African nationals in Nigeria to return to their country or face the fury of Nigerian students.
The Association’s President Adeyemi Azeez said this during a protest staged on Wednesday, October 4, 2019 in Abeokuta, the State capital, warning that all South Africans in the country must vacate by the morning of Monday September 9, 2019, or be confronted with the “trailer of Aluta” if they refuse to leave.
This is coming in reaction to the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and the destruction of Nigerian firms.
The Association also insisted that by morning of Thursday September 5, 2019, all South African business operating in Nigeria must shutdown totally.
His words, “The anger of Nigerians especially our constituency, seems to have gotten to a point of real reaction against South Africans and their businesses in Nigeria.
“Clearly, our detest of anything that has to do with the South Africans is not unconnected to the spate of killings of our people in their country which has now taken another gear,” he said.
Azeez stated further, “South Africans living in Nigeria must leave our country latest by the morning of Monday September 9, 2019 as we shall confront them with the trailer of Aluta if they refuse to leave by Monday morning.”
He stressed “By Thursday September 5, 2019 morning, All South African business operating in Nigeria must shutdown totally as our comrades have been strategically positioned across the 36 states of the federation to combat stubborn outlets and destroy in totality their goods and properties. ”
The students had in August embarked on similar demonstration, picketing some South African firms in the State capital.
Adeyemi continued, “As students we had embarked on mild struggles in the past against this inhuman acts of the South Africans, but the animals in human flesh has proven to us that, they can only stop if we up our actions against them.
“It is however important to note that it is either they stop the killing of our people or we pursue this evil perpetrators to the gate of hell.
“Going forward, as young people who originally own this country and we would not wait for President Muhammadu Buhari who have refused to take a leadership and decisive position on the menace of the South Africans.
“To this end, we have decided not to attack these disgruntled elements until they defile our instructions which goes does.”
Adeyemi appealed to Nigerians transacting with South African firms to, as a matter of urgency, end their transactions.
He said, “Withdraw all your money at stanbic IBTC today and move your money to other peaceful banks in the country as adherence to this instruction will do a lot of good to our country and as well go a long way in saving the lives of our people in South Africa.”