Buhari is distraught over reprisal attacks – Minister
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, has revealed in his interaction with newsmen that President Muhammadu Buhari is worried over the vandalism that is taking place in Nigeria in reaction to the issue of xenophobia.
He said, “Mr President is particularly distraught at the acts of vandalism that have taken place here in Nigeria in retaliation to what is happening in South Africa”.
“He believes that we have to take the moral high ground on this matter. we are victims here and we are making that position clear to the international community and the South African Government.
“We here in Nigeria must not fall into the temptation of also resorting to the acts that we are condemning in others. Mr President has pleaded and is likely to make a statement on this addressing the Nigerian people to please desist from acts of vandalism and aggression,”Onyeama stated.
He went on to stress that the acts of vandalism only harms Nigerians who own most of the business being destroyed, adding that beyond who will suffer the brunt, the acts of vandalism is morally wrong.
Onyeama assured Nigerians that the Federal Government is determined, noting that the red line has been drawn and the government will not give in.