The former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-kayode has asked the Nigerian government expel all South Africans, nationalize their companies following a reactivated xenophobic attack on Nigerians over the weekend.
Fani-kayode who raised a distress call to the Nigerian government shortly after another video showing angry South Africans marching on the streets of Johannesburg and asking for the relocation of foreign nationals from their land resurfaced, said ‘’right now in Johannesburg, as you are reading this tweet, the xenophobic madness has started again. Well organized and well-armed South African mobs and killer squads are marching in the streets calling for ALL foreigners to leave and looking for Nigerians to kill!’’
Right now in Johannesberg, as you are reading this tweet, the xenophobic madness has started again. Well organised and well armed South African mobs and killer squads are marching in the streets calling for ALL foreigners to leave and looking for Nigerians to kill! (1/6)
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) September 8, 2019
The former minister for Aviation under President Goodluck Jonathan in a series of tweet on his official Twitter handle on Sunday @realFFK wondered how long the Nigerian government will continue to put up with what he described as extreme provocation and killing of Nigerians in South Africa.
He said, ‘’How long do we have to put up with this state-sponsored violence and extreme provocation? Will we turn the other cheek forever? Who will defend mother Nigeria and who will fight for us? Is our blood so easy to spill and are our lives so cheap? What is our Government doing?
What are our Armed Forces there for if not to protect our lives and defend our honor and people? The South African Government has openly ENCOURAGED and openly SUPPORTED this great evil and the mass murder of our compatriots! Enough is enough!’’
Fani-kayode insisted that Nigerian government should not sit on the fence and expect Nigerians not to retaliate same to South Africans in the country as every ‘’action comes with a reaction’’.
On the way forward, Fani-kayode advised the government of Nigerian to take drastic measures by expelling all South Africans in the country, relocate Nigerians from South Africa and break all diplomatic ties with South Africa.
The tweet reads in part,
‘’We cannot be expected not to retaliate in the streets of Nigeria! You cannot kill our people and expect yours to go free in our shores or for your companies to have peace and security in our nation. For every action there is a reaction. That is the law of nature and the world.
If you shed innocent blood it will come back to you! I call for the expulsion of all South African citizens from Nigeria, the nationalization of all South African companies that are operating in Nigeria, the breaking up of diplomatic ties with South Africa.
..a recall and relocation of all our citizens that live in South Africa back home to Nigeria and, if the targeting and killing of our citizens does not stop, an apology offered and compensation paid by the South African Government, a declaration of total war with South Africa.’’
See video below:
video credit @ayemojubar
This is no longer a joke. pic.twitter.com/YvroVSrLo5
— Ayemojubar 🇳🇬🇨🇦 (@ayemojubar) September 8, 2019