The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Monday, said that there may be a need for African Union’s intervention to stop the attacks on foreigners in South Africa.
She said this while reacting to the latest xenophobic attacks on Nigerian-owned businesses and properties in South Africa.
Dabiri- Erewa on her verified twitter handle,@abikedabiri, had tweeted that while she couldn’t verify most of the videos of the attacks, whatever decisions needed to be taken could only be taken at the ministerial level.
She tweeted, “Sad, Reports from South Africa attacking foreigners. I can’t verify most of the videos. However, whatever decisions to be taken now can only be at the Ministerial level. AU intervention may be crucial. This is not what we should be doing to ourselves as Africans.”
AriezNaija had earlier reported that South Africans have begun fresh attacks, looting and burning of businesses and properties belonging to foreigners and in the process killed three people, while another is still receiving treatment for smoke inhalation.
The President of the Nigeria Union South Africa, Adetola Olubajo said on Monday that the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppes town area of Johannesburg when a building was set ablaze by an angry mob