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Xenophobic attacks: FG will continue to press for compensation for victims- Dabiri-Erewa

Xenophobic attacks: FG will continue to press for compensation for victims- Dabiri-Erewa

 

By Haruna Salami

Chairman, Nigeria Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will continue to press for compensation to be paid by South Africa to Nigerians whose properties and businesses were destroyed in South Africa due to Xenophobic attacks

She urged Nigerians to remain calm and not take the law into their hand as the government of President Muhammadu Buhari was doing all within its power to see that no Nigerian is treated shabby in part of the world.

Speaking with journalists after an interactive session with Chairman of Senate Committee on Diaspora and Non-governmental Organisations, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru  she said, the SA authorities would be engaged on ways to end the crises.

She explained that arrangements have been concluded for the air lifting of the stranded 640 Nigerians

Dabiri confirmed arrests of eight South African Police officers who witnessed the scene of attacks, but did nothing to arrest the irate youths.

“South African government has shown serious concern over the xenophobic attacks when about eight of their Police officers were arrested and are still in custody. ”

“These Policemen were at the scene and they were identified by their authorities.”

According to her, those to be airlifted would be captured in the Federal government’s social investment programme.

There were reports that South Africa irate youth on Sunday continued violent protests in Johannesburg despite reprisal attacks by the affected countries.

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