The Chairman, National Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that Nigerians in South Africa are getting really angry with the Xenophobic attacks in the country.
She said this at a meeting with officials of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Abuja on Wednesday.
Her reaction comes in the wake of harassments as well as killings of Nigerians in South Africa, with the most recent being the killing of one 43-year-old Benjamin Simeon.
Dabiri-Erewa said, “One more death again in South Africa… it is becoming unbearable for Nigerians, you don’t go there and come back with body bags so we just have to do everything we have to do, to ensure that it does not escalate to that level where we start picketing and destroying property… that is not who we are.
“We are reaching a tipping point, we are getting to a point where Nigerians are getting really angry and they can’t take it anymore”.
The presidential aide noted that there has to be a stronger policy decision to curb the attacks and killings.
“It’s going to be one of the priorities that the Minister of Foreign Affairs would meet again with his counterpart in South Africa and review the early warning signal that was put in place, that has to be done while diplomatic Channels are being explored,” she said.
Also present at the meeting was former Big Brother Africa star, Tayo Faniran, who was recently assaulted by the South African police, and President of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Daniel Akpan.
Akpan called on all Nigerians living in South Africa to return home to prevent further attacks, while also calling on South Africans in Nigeria to leave the country.