The Nigerian Senate has resolved to send a delegation to South Africa to discuss ways of ending the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals in that country.

xenophobic.A statement by the government said the Senate resolved at its plenary on Tuesday to engage the South African parliament in a serious discussion over the condemnable acts.

Nigeria’s Senate leader Bukola Saraki described the attacks as “sad and unfortunate,” saying the two countries had always enjoyed an enviable relationship and must not allow that to deteriorate.

The Senate said it had already summoned the South African High Commissioner in Nigeria who also confirmed the deadly attacks by some hoodlums.

The Nigerian parliament had also set up a delegation to join the Senate and officials of the foreign ministry on the factfinding and peaceful mission to South Africa.

The Nigerian government said more than 100 of its citizens had been killed during xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the past two years.

The South African government had also condemned the attacks in strong terms. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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