The news of renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa has received the attention and reaction of Former Minister for Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.
In a statement posted on his social media platforms, the former minister for aviation said “we cannot be expected not to retaliate in the streets of Nigeria! You cannot kill our people and expect yours to go free in our shores or for your corporations to have peace and security in our nation’.
“This is happening right now in Johannesberg, South Africa. Well organised and well armed South African mob and killer squads are marching in the streets calling for ALL foreigners to leave and looking for Nigerians to kill.
“How long do we have to put up with this state-sponsored violence and extreme provocation? Will we turn the other cheek forever? Who will defend mother Nigeria and who will fight for us? Is our blood so easy to spill and are our lives so cheap?
“What is our Government doing? What are our Armed Forces there for if not to protect our lives and defend our honor and people?
“The South African Government has openly ENCOURAGED and openly SUPPORTED this great evil and the mass murder of our compatriots! Enough is enough!
“We cannot be expected not to retaliate in the streets of Nigeria! You cannot kill our people and expect yours to go free in our shores or for your corporations to have peace and security in our nation.
“For every action there is a reaction. That is the law of nature and the world. If you shed innocent blood it will come back to you!
“I call for the expulsion of ALL South African citizens from Nigeria, the nationalisation of ALL South African companies and corporations that are operating in Nigeria, the breaking up of diplomatic ties with South Africa, a recall and relocation of ALL our citizens that live and reside in South Africa back home to Nigeria and, if the targetting and killing of our citizens does not stop, an apology tendered and FULL compensation paid by the South African Government, a declaration of total WAR with South Africa.