President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala to immediately quit that country and return home. Buhari also announced Nigeria’s pulling out of World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town starting today, September 4.
A presidential source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Nigeria also demanded full compensation for the loss of life and property of Nigerians affected by the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
This was even as President Buhari today, had a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jeoffrey Onyeama at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Alhaji Bashir Ahmed, posted the pictures of the meeting
Buhari had on September 3, dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa his deep concerns over the unabated attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since Aug. 29.
NAN reports that South Africans commenced fresh attacks, looting and burning of businesses and properties belonging to Nigerians and other nationals and in the process killed three people.