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Xenophobic killings: NANS gives South Africa seven-day ultimatum

Posted: Apr 18, 2015 at 9:43 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

As tension rises over the continued xenophobic killing of Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has given the South African government seven-day ultimatum to stop the attacks in that country.

A statement issued by the association made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday, signed its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Nwankwo Ezekiel, warned that South African investments and citizens in Nigeria would face reprisal attacks if the killing of Nigerians and attacks on their businesses were not stopped.

It said: “NANS condemns the sudden surge of attacks and deaths of our brothers and sisters and loss of their properties in South Africa as a result of xenophobia attacks.

“It is with deep sense of sadness and brotherhood that we are urging the South African Government to ensure an urgent solution and bring to an end attacks on our own citizens and their businesses within the next seven days.

“If the attacks and looting are not stopped within seven days, we will be left with no alternative than to go against all the South African investments in our noble country, Nigeria.

“We will not stop at this but will go further and make all South Africa citizens residing in our country uncomfortable.”

It added that South Africa and Nigeria were being looked up to by the world to lead Africa to greatness, adding that xenophobic attacks were an embarrassment to the entire continent.