Xenophobia: Buhari takes toughest decision so far, set on collision course with Ramaphosa
Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala simply because it also pulled out of the world economic Summit.
President Muhammadu Buhari has additionally demanded complete compensation, Victhorebuz , quoting a “presidential source.”
The move was meant to register serious displeasure with the South African authorities over the continued xenophobic attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa.
Congo, Rwanda and Malawi have also pulled out of the summit.
Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo took the decision Wednesday in Abuja.
The Minister of foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, also attended the meeting at the Presidential Villa.
That is about the toughest decision Buhari has taken about frequent killings of Nigerians in South Africa as President Cyril Ramaphosa, many say, fails to stem the violence.
With the recall and demand, Nigeria and South Africa might simply be well on a diplomatic collision course.