Former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili on Monday, September 2, waded into Xenophobic attack launched against Nigerians in South Africa.
Over the weekends, properties including cars which belong to Nigerians in South Africa were set on fire by South Africans. Shops belonging to Nigerians were also looted by South Africans and captured in a viral video.
Oby Ezekwesili in her tweets addressed to both President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Buhari, decried the attacks in the country. According to the former presidential candidate, the maiming and killing of citizens of Nigeria and other African countries in South Africa dishonour everything Africa’s collective fight for freedom was about.
She also stated that it is time to get candid as the killings has gone on for long without any effective response.
Dear President @MBuhari and @NigeriaGov , it is time to take decisive actions to protect our Citizens in South Africa. The maiming and killings have gone on for too long without effective response. The bilateral relations with South Africa is troubled. It is time to be CANDID.
— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) September 2, 2019