By Anozie Egole
LAGOS— KOWA Party has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of nonchalance over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
In a statement, the party also said the Federal Government has demonstrated terrible lack of capacity to protect Nigerians at home and abroad as the All Progressives Congress, APC has demonstated seeming helplessness in the face of mass killings across the country by suspected foreign gunmen and marauding herdsmen.
National Secretary of the party, Mark Adebayo, said: “First, KOWA Party commiserates with the families of the victims of the recent xenophobic attacks on fellow Africans in South Africa, especially Nigerians. While the actions of the South Africans are totally condemnable, the nonchalant attitude of Nigerian government to the incidents is, to say the least, reprehensible.
“The Federal Government has demonstrated terrible lack of capacity to protect Nigerians at home and abroad in view of the APC government’s seeming helplessness in the face of mass killings across the country by suspected foreign gun men and marauding herdsmen.
“Nigerians are not safe within and outside the country. Seeing Nigerians maimed, killed and burnt alive in South Africa with their businesses destroyed by organised mob actions while Nigerian government plays dumb is quite disheartening.”