In support of the decision of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)’ effort at curbing the wanton and endless xenophobia against Nigerians in South Africa, a trend the government of the country seems to be reluctant to bring an end to as we helplessly watch our people being killed and businesses destroyed on daily basis, the National Association of Ohafia Students Worldwide NAOS WW), has officially expressed their support to the National body for the timely intervention.
Arising from an emergency meeting of the EXCOs in Ohafia, the parent Local Government of the body, convened by the National President of the Association, Comr. Idika Michael, and in a statement made public and duly signed by the Media/Publicity Secretary/PRO of the association, Comr. Amos Kalu (AFK), the association says they would not stand aside and do nothing while innocent Nigerians die for nothing, emphasizing that if there were grievances (albeit) that exist anywhere between the South Africa people and their visitors, there are other reasonable ways to settle such matters, and killing people and destroying business is not part of it.
OTV News reported that the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) issued a warning through The National Public Relations Officer Azeez Adeyemi and threatened to kill three South Africans living in Nigeria for every one Nigerian killed in South Africa as a result of xenophobic attack.
NANS also said it would destroy three South African businesses in retaliation for any Nigerian business destroyed in South Africa and to make good the threat, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on 11th August, 2019, reports that the students picketed the shopping mall to protest what they described as unrestrained xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa as Shoprite mall was shut down around 11:10 a.m. in the presence of police officers, with shoppers hurriedly ordered out of the mall.
“This action must be sustained until the South Africa government grows sense and rein in their loosed canon-citizens in South Africa” Michael Idika said.
“We are behind NANS in every action it will take within legal ambit of the law to counter the growing madness in South Africa because it is our duty to fight for our brothers and sisters no matter where they live in and do business”. He said.