Xenophobia: Lawan expresses displeasure over the incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa, gives serious warning
The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday warned that Nigeria would no longer tolerate the killings of Nigerians in South Africa under any guise .
According to him, adequate measures must be taken to stop the incessant killing of Nigerians in South Africa.
Lawan gave this warning as the immediate -past Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, appeared before the Senate for screening and confirmation for reappointment as a minister .
The Senate President who didn’t hide his displeasure over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa said he had written the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide him with the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa .
He said he will also write the South African Government to inquire the effort the country is making to stop the killing of Nigerians .
I personally met with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria. If we don’t get things in place, more Nigerians may be killed abroad. Even if Nigerians commit crimes, killing them should not be the first option. This has got to stop.
I have written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I have asked them to furnish us with names of Nigerians killed in South Africa so far. We are going to write to the South African Government and we will put an end to these killings, he said
In his response , Onyeama noted that some criminals elements in the Nigerian community in South Africa were a setback for them. He told lawmakers that plans were underway to stop the killings.