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Xenophobic attacks: Buhari sends special envoy to South Africa

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Buhari sends special envoy to Ramaphosa over attacks on Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the despatch of a special envoy to South Africa over the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians.

In a statement today, Buhari noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.

Consequently, Buhari instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.

President Buhari has also despatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation, according to the statement.

The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019.

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