Xenophobia: Ekweremadu leads 7-man Senate team to South Africa
As a response to the killings of Nigerians and strident calls for government intervention, the Senate Wednesday resolved to send a seven-man team to South Africa to probe the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
The team which is led by deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu also has majority leader, Ahmed Lawan as members.
Others are the Chief Whip, Senator Sola Adeyeye, Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Shehu Sani; Senator Stella Oduah, Senator Magnus Abe and Senator Shaba Lafiaji.
The Senate decision came 48 hours after the South African Government deported 97 Nigerians for allegedly committing various offences in the country.
Many Nigerians have frowned at the profiling of the deportees as criminals by South Africa, arguing that the very fact they were deported on the heels of bloody xenophobic reactions from South Africans makes the case suspicious. They claimed that the deportees may not be criminals but victims of xenophobic reaction from South Africans.