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Nigeria recalls ambassador to South Africa


Nigeria government Wednesday recalled its ambassador to South Africa Kabiru Bala over the persistent attacks and killing of foreigners in the country, government-owned News Agency of Nigeria said.

A source in the Nigerian Presidency said the decision was taken after a meeting between Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister Geoffrey Onyeama.

Nigeria also pulled out of the World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town on Wednesday.


A presidential source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Nigeria also demanded full compensation for the loss of life and property of Nigerians affected by the xenophobic attack.

There has been a flurry of diplomatic activities between the two countries since tension over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa escalated following the report of fresh attacks on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the attacks.

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