Wali Summons Nigerian Envoys From South Africa


After weeks of xenophobic attacks in South Africa where dozens of Nigerians have been affected, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali, has summoned Nigeria’s senior diplomats on tour of duty in South Africa for consultation over the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the country.

According to a statement from the Public Communications Division at the ministry, those summoned are the Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria, Ambassador Martin Cobham and the Deputy High Commissioner in Johannesburg, Ambassador Uche Ajulu – Okeke.

It will be recalled that the current spate of attacks which began about three weeks ago, have so far claimed some seven lives, led to destruction of property and created fear and uncertainty in the minds of African migrants.

The South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma has condemned the attacks in a statement presented to the South African National Assembly. The Zulu Monarch, Goodwill Zwelithini, whose comment allegedly provoked the attacks, had also condemned them.