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Xenophobia: Nigeria welcomes first batch returnees from S.A

 Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon.Abike Dabiri-Erewa has yesterday received 187 returnees from South Africa following a wave of xenophobic attacks.

While they arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, the returnees were enjoying, singing their National Anthem and waving placards and images of burnt shops.

Addressing the media chairman denounces acts of hatred among Africans, urging South African government to stop killings.

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“What we want which President Buhari has made clear is that xenophobic attacks should stop, It is about blacks killing blacks .So l think it is more of awareness to the South African community that it is not the way forward,” Chairman said.

“So as brothers and sisters we will continue to preach love to one another and we will not tolerate any more killings of our brothers and sisters in South Africa. Nigeria has also demanded  compensation from the South African government and we will stick to that, so we hope that the South African government will be able to have the political will to stop all these killings. We need love not hatred each other’s as Africans,” said Erewa.

According to Nigerian government more than 600 Nigerians are expected to return from South Africa this week.

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