Xenophobic Attacks: No Nigerian Death – NUSA President

In Morning Crossfire 2019-09-03 14:19:42
Xenophobic Attacks: No Nigerian Death – NUSA President
Xenophobic Attacks: No Nigerian Death – NUSA President

By Olamide Fadoju


President, Nigerian Union South Africa {NUSA} Adetola Olubajo, has refuted claims of Nigerians deaths in the recurring xenophobic attacks in South Africa.


Olubajo while speaking with Wemimo Adewuni and Sheriff Quadri on Nigeria Info's Morning Crossfire said that NUSA has not received any report of Nigerian deaths since the recent attacks began.


He added that Nigerians hardly live in the affected areas and it reduces the chances of having any Nigerian deaths.


According to him, “three people died in the fire and their identities have not been revealed and we know because we have heavy presence of our union in Johannesburg. We believe that if there is any Nigerian among those three, we would have known.”


Olubajo, however, acknowledged the seriousness of the issue saying “It is a big issue, it is not overblown by the social media because in a situation where a country can have a record of over 50 businesses torched within a space of 12 hours. I want to believe that if those people were in their various businesses they would have been attacked and we will have recorded deaths.”


The NUSA president further called for a long-lasting solution to the reoccurring attacks and admonished the Federal government to follow up its words with actions in dealing with the issue.