As a response to the xenophobic attack against Nigerians and other Africans in South-Africa, President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today issued a travel advisory and recalled the Ambassador of Nigeria to South-Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala.
Buhari also joined other African leaders including the presidents of Congo, Rwanda and Malawi, to pull out of the World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town, South-Africa.
President Buhari’s decision came following a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, at the presidential villa.
The Nigerian Government had expressed vehement condemnation against the attack by South-Africans and also registered displeasure with how the authorities in the country was handling the xenophobic attacks on other black Africans in the country.
The Federal Government further advised Nigerians against travelling to South-Africa until normalcy is restored and the situation resolved.
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