Abike Dabiri -Erewa, Muhammedu Buhari, photo credit: 234today

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Abike Dabiri-Erewa has condemned the incessant extra judicial killings of Nigerians living in South Africa.

She made this known in a statement released by her Special Assistant on Media, Abdurrahman Balogun.

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Unacceptable killings

The presidential aide said in spite of diplomatic talks between Nigeria and South Africa to put an early warning signal in place, ”it doesn’t seem to be working.”

The Nigeria Union in South Africa had confirmed the killing of another member, Kingsley Ikeri, at Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa on August 30.

Dabiri-Erewa said that the latest killing of Ikeri by the Police in South Africa is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria.

She reiterated President Muhammadu Buhari’s calls to Nigerians to avoid crimes like drug peddling which attracts stiff penalties.

Extrajudicial killings

The former House of Representative member noted that the latest killing has increased the number of Nigerians killed in South Africa through extrajudicial means in the last one year.

She said, ”The barbaric behaviour of the perpetrators is not only unacceptable, but also calls for urgent attention by diplomatic authorities in Nigeria and South Africa.”

Dabiri-Erewa urged the South African government to ensure that justice prevails by carrying out investigation and bring the culprit to book.

The presidential aide reiterated her calls to Nigerians living abroad to always respect the laws of their host countries and be good ambassadors of Nigeria.