Xenophobia: President Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has given an order to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama to engage with South African authorities in putting”appropriate measures” to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa due to the xenophobic attack.

Last week there was a mass killing of Black foreigners in South Africa which have been condemned by different world bodies.

On Sunday, there was also a mass protest by South Africans in the street of Johannesburg asking all foreigners to evacuate the country.

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari has given an executive order for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return to Nigeria.

It is also learnt that the order was given based on reports by the special envoy he sent to South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to express Nigeria’s concern over the attack.

According to PUNCH, the Presidency, in a statement on Monday, said the special envoy, who is the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufai-Abubakar, returned to Nigeria after the assignment and submitted his report to Buhari already.

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