President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed anger and “deep concern,” over the reported attacks and killing of Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29 this year and has ordered that the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria be queried.
The directive for the query was issued by the President to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.
According to a statement today, September 3, by a presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the minister was instructed by the President to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation.
President Buhari who expressed Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens, promptly sent a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.
Members of the Special Envoy, whose identities were not made known, is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5.
Buhari wanted a firm assurance of the safety of the lives and property of Nigerians in that country.