By Moses Nosike

Xenophobic Attacks:Nigerians protesting against xenophobic attacks in South Africa at the South African High Commission, in Abuja, yesterday. Photos: Gbemiga Olamikan.
Xenophobic Attacks:Nigerians protesting against xenophobic attacks in South Africa at the South African High Commission, in Abuja, yesterday. Photos: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Lagos zone of New Black Movement of Africa, a Pan-African group that has over 50 zones worldwide, carried out a peaceful protest at the South African Embassy to show their grievances over the xenophobia act in South Africa.

Speaking to pressmen in Lagos during the protest, National President, Mr Oritsebemigho Eyeoyibo, said, “All over the world, we know that xenophobia is evil against humanity and that is the essence of this protest today. Also, protest against injustice is one of the bases of our organisation which is hinged on freedom.”

According to him, Nigeria contributed a lot to the freedom of South Africa during the Apartheid days, and now her citizens had turned around to fight foreigners and blacks in that country. This is evil and unaccepted.

“We demand today that the South African government should make sure they protect foreigners, not just Nigerians alone against a recurrence. Government there should go a step further in educating their citizens on why they should accommodate and live in harmony with foreigners, especially neighbouring black countries like Nigeria.”

Eyeoyibo advised the South African government to do more in creating educational facilities for its citizens and give them reorientation to curb inferiority complex among them.

 

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