The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a 48 hours ultimate to all South-African owned companies in the country to relocate or face the wrath of the body. This warning comes in the face of the recent killings of Nigerians in South-Africa.
The student body was holding a peaceful demonstration in front of South Africa owned companies in Abuja, the Nigerian capital and they carried placards with the inscription “NANS AGAINST XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS ON NIGERIA”
Berating the South African government and the South African people, the National President of NANS, Kadiri Aruna wondered why South Africans have incessantly chosen to “atack and bully Nigerians”. He also wondered why the South African government has decided to fold its hands and watch as Nigerians are been killed time and again in attacks touted as xenophobia attacks. In the interview with News Agency of Nigeria, Aruna called on the South Africa to go back to recent history and remember how Nigeria played a pivotal role in freeing their country from the shackles of apartheid.
Mr. Aruna also called on South Africans and South African companies to relocate before 48 hours as he is willing to call out Nigerian students from all institutions destroy South African telecommunication company, MTN’s masts across the country. He also said that he hopes that the protests and planned actions would serve as a deterrent for any nation “underrating Nigeria.
This is not the first time that xenophobia attacks have been targetted at Nigerians in South Africa. Last year a xenophobia attack was carried out in South-Africa that attracted worldwide attention.