Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Government Needs To Crack Down On South-Africa, Reps Member Says
Written by Adewale Boss
Published on 9/3/2019 10:48:15 AM
Nigerian House of Representative member representing Egbeda/Ona-Ara Federal Constituency of Oyo State, Chief Akin Alabi had hinted Nigerian government needs crack down on South Africa to guaranty the safety of her citizens living in South Africa.
Series of attacks have been carried out on the Nigerians citizens living in South Africa. The xenophobic attacks in South Africa is vastly becoming second to none on the continent. However, Nigerian government has never prove caring after her citizens living offshore.
Hon Akin Alabi who is also the founder of NairaBet has this to say in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa where foreigners including Nigerians were set ablaze by South Africans while the Security Officers watched with leisure.
Chief Alabi said: "I’m imagining living in a country with the fear that at anytime I can get attacked just because I’m from Nigeria. I know the majority of South Africans are decent people but the ones carrying out these attacks are despicable people who don’t deserve to live with normal humans.
"It has come to a point where we need to step up our foreign policy actions when things like this happen. No. We wont attack South Africans. We are better human beings. The executive must respond. We must employ all legal means to get back at them or else these things won’t stop.
"It is only after we respond that the government of South Africa will see that this should be a matter of urgent national importance to them. They are the ones to handle this. But they won’t if we don’t nudge them. We need to shake them.