From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane has condemned in strong terms the continuous killings of Nigerians in South Africa, describing as ‘very unfortunate’.
Matane made the disclosure when he received a delegation from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Joint Campus Committee, Niger State, led by its Chairman, Comrade Hussaini Jamilu Ebbo who were in his Office to register their concern over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa and their plan to stage a peaceful protest.
The SSG further warned that the incessant attacks on Nigerians across cities in South Africa would no longer be condoned, stressing that the South African Government must double its effort to forestall further killings of Nigerians.
He recalled the prominent role Nigeria played during the apartheid era in South Africa, adding that Nigerian Government supported fully the anti-apartheid movements which eventually led to dismantling the apartheid regime which liberated the country after more than 100 years in the apartheid regime.
Matane explained that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has the right to protest on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians as long as it is done in an atmosphere that is devoid of rancor.