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Anti-Xenophobia Protesters In Enugu Threaten To Attack South Africa Investments In Nigeria


From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – Scores of youths of Enugu state on Tuesday took to the streets, demanding an immediate end to the callous killing of Nigerians in South Africa.

The protesters, who were chanting various anti-xenophobia songs, issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the South-African President, Jacob Zuma, to either protect Nigerians in his country or they will destroy South African investments in Nigeria.

They listed some of the South African investments in Nigeria that may incur the wrath of the youths if the killing continues, to include the communication giant, MTN, Multi choice, operators of DSTV, amongst others.

Our Correspondent reports that the youths operating under the aegis of Youth Action for Success, led by Comrade Jeschai Okezie displayed placards with various inscriptions, such as “No to mindless killing of Nigerians; Stop this Xenophobia Now; Don’t Temp our Patience.”

“The killings in South Africa must stop” “Jacob Zuma stop this killings, among others

Speaking to journalists, Okezie said, “we are not happy that Nigerians are being brutalized and killed in South-Africa; we allowed South Africans to come here and operate; they have Shoprite, Multi Choice, MTN and a host of other investments here.

“So why are they killing us, why are they brutalizing us, why are they denying us our economic rights? We love other nationals here in Nigeria, we treat them with the highest level of hospitality, but this is what we have got in return”.

The group demanded “this killing must stop forthwith. We are giving the South African government 48 hours to ensure that this killing and looting comes to and end.

“The President of South-Africa must assure the world that the lives and properties of Nigerians are safe; if they don’t do that, we are going to react and our reaction will be disastrous; we are asking Nigerian youths to remain calm”.

“We are also demanding that President Goodluck Jonathan and the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari should speak to us on this.”

“If we move to the streets, it will be a moving train, nobody will stop us”, the youths threatened.


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