President Muhammadu Buhari, and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa.

By Ovie Okpare

The Presidency on Tuesday says President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a special envoy to register Nigeria’s condemnation of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa before President Cyril Ramaphosa.

A statement signed by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said the envoy will arrive Pretoria on Thursday.

Although the statement did not give the name of the envoy, it was the furst major decision President Buhari would be taking over the killings of Nigerians in that country.

The statement, however, condemned and expressed displeasure over the attacks.

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It added that Buhari was deeply concerned about the “reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.”

The Statement further stated that, already, Buhari had “instructed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria and get a brief on the situation; express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and assurance of the safety of their lives and property.”

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