The federal government on Tuesday summoned South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe over last Sunday’s xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.
The ministry of foreign affairs made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
The statement 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.”
Nigeria’s minister of foreign affairs, Goeffrey Onyema while condemning the attack on Monday, said the federal government would take needed steps to curb the situation.
Onyema had 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.”
Nigerians have been in recent times been subjected to Xenophobic attacks by South Africans which has resulted in the death of many.