Xenophobic Attack: Okowa condemns repeated violent attacks against Nigerians in South Africa

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Delta state governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has called on the federal government to protect Nigerians in the country.

Okowa in message on micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday, September 3, urged the government to liaise with South African authorities to ensure that Nigerians are protected in the country.

He also condemned the repeated attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the repeated violent attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.

“The federal government must immediately liaise with the South African authorities to protect the lives and livelihoods of all our citizens,” the governor tweeted.

Meanwhile, a member of the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, has called on the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, to cut the House recess in order to address the killings of Nigerians in South Africa.

The lawmaker from Rivers state called for the reconvening of the House from its recess in order to protect Nigerians.

He said: “There is no better reason to reconvene the House than to save the lives of Nigerians and protect our integrity as a nation.”

In response, Gbajabiamila has announced that the House of Representatives will be cutting short their four-week recess over the matter.

The Speaker who is currently out of the country in Tanzania for the 50th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPA), made the announcement on Twitter.

Xenophobic Attack: Okowa condemns repeated violent attacks against Nigerians in South Africa

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