Xenophobic Attacks: 70 suspects arrested, says SA High Commissioner

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Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama
Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama

The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe on Tuesday said 70 suspects people have been arrested following Xenophobic attacks on Nigeria.

In a joint press statement with Nigerian minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital Mr. Moroe warned against sharing contents that could escalate the tension.

Speaking at the press conference, Mr. Onyeama promised that the federal government will push for accountability and compensation for Nigerians that suffered losses in South Africa.

He added that while the Nigerian government believes that criminality knows no bound, it condemns the frequent attacks on Nigerians in diaspora, including South Africa, and will do everything to protect her citizenry.

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The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, said at least 70 suspects have been arrested in connection with the ugly incidents, but cautioned against escalation of the incidents by those sharing different videos in circulation.

Moroe however promised that the South African High Commission will be meeting with the students leaders in the country to prevent reprisals.