Nigeria recalls envoy to S. Africa over Xenophobia attacks

In a statement, the ministry said Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria Martin Cobham and Deputy High Commissioner in Johannesburg Uche Ajulu-Okeke have been asked to return to Nigeria.

Nigeria recalls envoy to S. Africa over Xenophobia attacks

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Nigeria has summoned its envoys from South Africa in reaction to the recent wave of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country.

"They are not recalled, they are summoned for consultation," Ogbole Ode, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, told on Saturday.

In a statement, the ministry said Acting High Commissioner in Pretoria Martin Cobham and Deputy High Commissioner in Johannesburg Uche Ajulu-Okeke have been asked to return to Nigeria.

"The invitation is in connection with the ongoing xenophobia in South Africa targeting foreigners, mainly African migrants," it said.

The move came days after the Nigerian Senate condemned the violence and asked the government to recall its envoys from South Africa.

In recent weeks, South Africa has seen mounting anti-immigrant violence that has mostly targeted migrants from other African countries.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Nisan 2015, 12:10
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