The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has on Tuesday summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians
This is contained in a WhatsApp message by a senior MFA official, Kimiebi Ebenfa.
It read, “I am directed to inform you that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa for a meeting this morning by 11. The meeting was confirmed a few minutes ago.”
Onyeama had on Monday through his verified Twitter handle reacted to the burning of Nigerian property by South Africans in Johannesburg, Marvel, Turfontein and Jamestown, on Sunday night.
He said enough is enough as the federal government would take definitive measures as regards the killings.
He tweeted “Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures.”
The latest attacks on foreigners in South Africa started last week after a taxi driver was murdered by an alleged drug dealer in Pretoria.
Speculations that the alleged killer was a Nigerian sparked protests, looting and burning of foreign-owned businesses.
The police had struggled to bring the attacks under control.