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FG sues for calm as NANS gives seven-day ultimatum over killings of Nigerians in South Africa

FG sues for calm as NANS gives seven-day ultimatum over killings of Nigerians in South Africa

Following the incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has appealed for calm particulary to the National Association of Nigerians Students, NANS, to allow for an exhaustive diplomatic negotiations at the highest level both at Ministerial and Presidential.

The Chairman of NIDCOM made the appeal at a joint Press Conference Wednesday in Abuja.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa emphasized that justice must be done and must be quick too.

Meanwhile, the National President of National Association of Nigerian Students Mr Danielson Bamidele Akpan has issued an ultimatum of Seven Days to all South Africans in Nigeria to return as well as all Nigerians living in South Africa to return home. Mr Akpan insisted that NANS will be embarking on peaceful piqueting of all South African businesses in Nigeria until xenophobic killings of Nigerians ends.

However, Mr Tayo Faniran, Big Brother Africa Star who was brutalized by South African Police sued for peace as he is championing the call for an end to Xenophobia in South Africa.

Giving more insights to possible causes of Xenophobia, Prof. Tijani Hakeem of African Diaspora Studies National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN says lack of information and education on the part of young South Africans account largely for the killings.

He reminded the media that Nigeria was at the forefront of the decolonisation of South Africa and that cannot be wished away.

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