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Xenophobia: We won’t retaliate, FG responds to attacks on Nigerians in SA

The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that despite deadly attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa by the country’s citizens, it will not retaliate.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama made the remark following a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Speaking to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Onyeama, responding to a question on whether Nigerians will likely see a reciprocal effect in the event that the South African Government did not cooperate, said:

“We don’t believe that two wrongs can make a right. I think in terms of revenge on those kinds of attack is not what we are looking forward to. The South African Government has assured us that they are doing everything possible to address the situation, that they are equally exasperated by the whole event. We believe that, with that goodwill, we may be able to work together to put in place these mechanisms that would make a difference.”

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