The Federal Government on Wednesday pronounced that it had drawn fight line with South Africa over xenophobic assaults on Nigerians.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, expressed this when he tended to State House journalists after a shut entryways with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Onyeama lamented that the reports had twisted the circumstance and affected on the national government reaction on the episode.
“Obviously, a great deal of things have been coursing in internet based life which have not improved the situation. Some of them have truly contorted the circumstance and on account of that have affected in our reaction”, NAN cited him as saying.
“Along these lines, number one is that the data we have from the High Commission, from the Consul General in South Africa is that no Nigerian life has been lost during this emergency.
“What’s more, I imagine that is significant on the grounds that via web-based networking media, there is a great deal of stories going around of Nigerians being slaughtered, hopping off structures and being scorched. This isn’t the situation.
“What we can be sure of is that premises, shops of Nigerians have been plundered and property demolished,” he said.
As indicated by Onyeama, a red line has been drawn among Nigeria and South Africa over the waiting assaults, noticing that African nations have assembled accord against the assaults.
“We need to guarantee all Nigerians that this legislature is resolved, that red line has been drawn and that we won’t collapse on this event.
“The South African government needs to accept its obligations and ensure Nigerians in South Africa and we need to consider them responsible and they need to do that just as compensation full remuneration,” he included.
The pastor affirmed that the Ambassador of Nigeria to South Africa would before long be reviewed for conference, including “That’s the last straw – we are going to address it unequivocally this time. This is the situation of government.”