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Xenophobia: Betrayal of Struggle – Adekoya

Xenophobia: Betrayal of Struggle – Adekoya

The Deputy Minority Whip of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid has expressed displeasure with the violent attacks on Nigerians in the latest wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Adekoya condemned the xenophobic attack on Tuesday in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Political Matters, Tayo N.O.K-Rufai.

He described the development as “betrayal” of the struggle by Nigeria for the emancipation of South Africa against the apartheid regime. The Deputy Minority Whip warned that the unceasing and indefensible killing of Nigerians in South Africa will no longer be tolerated as Nigerians are already running out of patience with the increasing scourge, adding that the xenophobic attacks had reached the tipping point.

“Nigerians in South Africa are living in panic and fear of more attacks by South Africans. Information available revealed that shops and properties of Nigerians were damaged and burnt during the attacks,” he said. He noted that intervention from government of South Africa was urgently needed, especially as the situation could easily spread further.

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