‘We Will Put an End to Killing of Nigerians in South Africa’ –Senate President Lawan


Senate President Ahmed Lawan has reinforced calls for an end to killings of Nigerian citizens in South Africa.

“At the screening of the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama today, I reiterated my earlier call for adequate measures that must be put in place to the halt the incessant killing of Nigerians in South Africa.” Lawan said on Twitter.

”I’m of the view that unless necessary diplomatic steps are taken, we’ll not only be talking about the killing and molestation of Nigerians in South Africa, but other countries as well.”

“When the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria paid me a courtesy visit few weeks ago, I made it very clear to him that Nigeria will no longer tolerate the killing of her citizens in South Africa. Even if Nigerians commit crimes, killing them should not be the option.”

“I have written to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I have asked them to furnish us with names of Nigerians killed in South Africa so far. We are going to write to the South African Government and we will put an end to these killings.” The top senator assured.

Editor’s note: In a country [South Africa] where Capital punishment was abolished in 1995 by the ruling of the Constitutional Court, why are extrajudicial killings, fatal mob actions still continuing unchecked?

We demand an end to this hateful crime against humanity.

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