Nigeria Govt to tackle South Africa over extrajudicial killings

Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa
Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Senator Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign affairs and Diapora has again spoken on the incessant extrajudicial killing of Nigerians living in South Africa.

In her words, she revealed how displeased the Federal Government is with the issue. She also said that the continuous killing is a proof that South Africa has underrated Nigeria and her possible retaliation. Her special assistant on media, Abdurrahman Balogun on Saturday quoted “this is one death, too many.”

She also showed her concern towards the negligent attitude put up by the South Africa government as regard the early warning signal that was supposed to be put in place to curb the menace.

Nigeria Union in South Africa, recently confirmed the killing of another member, Kingsley Ikeri, at Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa on August 30. The deceased was counted to be the second indigene of Imo state to become a victim of genocide in the last two weeks.

While reiterating the President’s call to Nigerians living abroad to avoid criminal acts which attract serious punishments and sometimes death, she explained that the recent killing has increased the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa through extrajudicial means in one year.

Dabiri-Erewa again urged the South Africa government to take necessary steps in carrying out proper investigation, ensuring that justice takes its place and the culprits punished accordingly.

Over the last two years, 116 Nigerians have been killed in south Africa. Dabiri-Erewa then sympathized with the victims’ family.

“My heart goes out to the families of the deceased and pray God to grant the departed soul eternal rest,” she said.

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