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Beef Up Protection Of Foreign Nationals- Buhari Tells South Africa President

Written by Rita Nwachukwu

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure the safety of the foreign nationals residing in the country.

President Buhari made this request during his visit to the South Africa on Thursday, weeks after the Xenophobic attacks against foreigners including Nigerians.

During his meeting with the South African President, Buhari showed strong disapproval over the attacks against foreign nationals and asked the South African government to implement necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of the attacks.

He said; “Mr President, we have condemned in strongest terms attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals living in South Africa, including the looting of their shops and businesses and burning of their properties.

“We call for the strengthening and the implementation of all the necessary measures to prevent the recurrence of such actions.”

In response to the call, President Ramaphosa expressed “deep regret at the incidents of public violence.”

He said; “Some of the acts of violence were directed at foreign nationals and some of whom coming from your own country.

“We firmly condemn all forms of intolerance and will not hesitate to act against criminal acts and violence.”

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