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Xenophobia: Nigeria recalls High Commissioner to South Africa, pulls out of WES

Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, in reaction to the brutal xenophobic attacks on its citizens and other foreign nationals in South Africa.

The nation also pulled out of the World Economic Summit in response to the protracted xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

The News Agency of Nigeria quoting a “presidential source,” stated that the country also demanded full compensation.

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The move was reportedly meant to register serious displeasure with the South African authorities over the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa.

The decision was taken at a morning meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday in Abuja, our Correspondent added.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, also attended the meeting at the Presidential Villa.

The source further stated that Nigeria would pull out of the World Economic Forum on Africa, scheduled to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from September 4 to 6.

By this action, Nigeria will follow the examples of Congo, Rwanda and Malawi, who have since pulled out of the Summit.

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