Xenophobia: Nigeria, South Africa will adopt early warning mechanism, says Dabiri-Erewa

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The Nigerian government says it will implement the early warning signal mechanisms recently signed with South Africa.  Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, gave the assurance following reports of renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.

According to her, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs in both countries will ensure the implementation of the mechanisms as part of the efforts to curb xenophobic attacks in South Africa. It had been reported that a fresh wave of attacks by South Africans on Nigerians living in Mpumalanga province on Tuesday.

The leadership of Nigerian Citizens in South Africa (NICASA) confirmed the incident, saying its members were on their way to the scene at the time, to gather more information on the incident.

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