President of the eight Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has condemned the recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
We had previously reported that properties worth millions of naira, belonging to Nigerians in South Africa, were set ablaze by South Africans.
A viral video sighted by Igbere TV on Monday also showed several shops being looted by the angry South African citizens in their large numbers.
President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, said the attacks began on Sunday morning in Jeppestown area of Johannesburg.
Mr. Olubajo said in a statement on Monday that the mob “looted several shops that were around the vicinity suspected to be owned by foreign nationals.”
Reacting to the development on his verified Twitter handle, the Saraki called on the Nigerian and South African governments to take decisive action.
“I am saddened by the unfortunate events in South Africa. Nigerians should be allowed to carry out legitimate businesses without fear for their lives”, he said.
“I encourage @NigeriaGov and @CyrilRamaphosa to take decisive actions that will send a strong message. Every Nigerian lives matter”, Saraki added.