AFRICA | Tue Mar 14, 2017 | 5:55am CET

FG silent on xenophobic attack of citizens in South Africa because most victims are Biafrans
South African police guarding the street during a xenophobic protest inJohannesburgg

March 14, 2017

Biafra supporters have alleged that the federal government has refused to do anything about the xenophobic attacks on Nigeria in South Africa

The group alleged that federal government has been silent over the attacks because the most of Nigerians living in South Africa are of Igbo origin

Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has alleged that the Nigerian federal government is doing nothing about the ongoing attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

MASSOB alleged that the federal government has refused to act because majority of the Nigerians in South Africa are from South-East Nigeria, Daily Post reports.

The MASSOB National Director of Information, Sunday Okoroafor while describing the attack said: "People who, by the colour of their skin, decided to associate with citizens of neighbouring countries, but are, sadly, killed, wounded and or dispossessed of their belongings as a result of hatred and jealousy.”

Okoroafor said: “Government has not shown enough commitment towards stopping these attacks; because Igbo people are more in population in South Africa.

“Federal government can stop this attack if they want to.”

Meanwhile, special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has blamed xenophobic attacks on hate speech and misinformation.

She accused South African politicians of telling their people that foreigners, including Nigerians, are taking their women, and jobs and this led to the attacks.



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