Xenophobic Attacks: ‘We’re not evacuating Nigerians yet,’ Ambassador to SA says

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Acting High Commissioner to South Africa,
Martin Cobham, added that it was too early to
consider the option of evacuation.

The Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa has
said that the country will not be evacuating its
citizens from the country yet despite the
continued attacks against foreigners.
Acting High Commissioner to South Africa,
Martin Cobham , added that it was too early to
consider the option of evacuation.
Cobham also said that reports on social media
are making the situation seem worse than it
really is.
“I will not want to subscribe to an immediate
evacuation. We want to look at this thing on
three phases – the lower threat, middle threat
and the higher threat. We can only tell our
people; for now, abide by the hosts laws, avoid
areas of imminent clashes and violence and work
in concert with local authorities to ensure that
peace reign,” Cobham said.
“Some of these photographs and videos were
occurrences that happened in the DRC or even
Rwanda and they are now replicated to foment
trouble, linking it to xenophobia,” he said
speaking on the social media reports.
South African nationals have continued
xenophobic attacks against foreigners after
blaming them for lack of employment and
increased crime.

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