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Xenophobia: Dabiri urges FG to allow victims access African Court on human rights

…as Nigerians call on FG to break diplomatic ties with SA

By A’isha Raji

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora matters and Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri has charged the Federal Government to assist Nigerians in South Africa access African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Abike, who made this call on her twitter handle, said the arrangement can be done through the ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Looking at the rate of xenophobic attack in SA, She said foreign affairs ministry must make a declaration to allow the federal government and dependants of the deceased access the court.

Meanwhile, Nigerians have continued to react to what they tag as “lackadaisical attitude” on the side of the federal government to recurring cases of xenophobic attack on Nigerian citizens.

Femi Adeosun, a concerned citizen has called on the Nigerian government to suspend all diplomatic relations until the government of South Africa can guarantee security of lives and properties of Nigerians living in SA. He said, “President Buhari should put an end to this madness going on in SA.”

Adejumo Hakeem said even though he does not support crime, he remembers the fight against apartheid was collective. “Nigeria’s contribution can’t be overemphasised,” he pointed out.

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