December 8, 2022

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FG points safety advisory to Nigerians resident in South Africa


The federal authorities has warned Nigerians resident in South Africa to information in opposition to one other spherical of xenophobic assaults in opposition to them and different foreigners.

The warning which was contained a press assertion by the Nigerian Excessive Fee in South Africa in a press assertion, Monday, is probably not unconnected to a latest menace by a bunch, the Operation Dudula, which has  threated to assault international nationals.

The group had, in latest viral movies knowledgeable of the plan to march in opposition to international nationals in South Africa, notably focusing on international enterprise homeowners, retailers and undocumented international nationals, ranging from Thursday, September 2, 2022.

The Excessive Fee in a letter titled, “Advisory To Nigerians In South Africa”, written by the Consular Part of the Nigeria Excessive Fee and dated August 24, 2022, suggested Nigerians to be security-conscious, vigilant and train warning of their every day actions as a result of threats of assault.

It learn partially, “That is to advise Nigerians residing in South Africa to be vigilant and train warning of their actions as a result of latest utterances of the proponents of the Operation Dudula and their threats to assault international nationals on this nation.

“The group, by means of public discover and video clips circulated on the social media has knowledgeable of plans to march in opposition to international migrants in South Africa, ranging from September 2, 2022, and particularly on international enterprise homeowners, retailers and undocumented international nationals.

“Nigerians resident in South Africa are hereby suggested to train warning and be watchful in finishing up their day after day actions.”

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A number of international nationals, explicit Nigerians, residing and dealing in South Africa have on a number of events confronted xenophobic assaults.

In 2019, foreigners, notably Nigerians, had been focused and their property looted main virtually to a diplomatic row between Nigeria and South Africa, simply because the assaults elicited reprisal looting of South African-owned companies in Lagos and Abuja.