Just as ‘quit order’ regime rings currently in Nigeria, the Nigeria Union in South Africa on Wednesday accused two communities in the country of ordering Nigerians to quit their territories.
Last week coalition of northern youths gave Igbos residing in the northern part of the country till October 1, to leave their territory.
Obviously, following the trend in Nigeria, two South African communities also gave Nigerians living in their cities to quit.
President of the union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, said the Kuruman community in Northern Cape Province gave Nigerians till Thursday (today) to leave the place.
Anyene also said the Klaafontein community, Extension 5, Johannesburg, has also directed landlords not to renew the rent of Nigerians in the area.
He said the grievance of the South Africans was that Nigerians were responsible for some social vices such as illicit drug trade and prostitution.
Anyene said a Ugandan man, who allegedly raped a girl in Kwazulu Natal Province, was described as a Nigerian in the media.
“The Nigeria union held series of meetings with the affected communities as well as police and local authorities on the recent threats to Nigerians,” Anyene saud.
“We have also written reports on these incidents and sent to the Nigerian Mission and the South African police.
“We recommended interventions before the June 16 deadline to the mission and we are waiting for their response. The union is worried that any incident involving non -South Africans are attributed to Nigerians.
“The union believes that the Early Warning Unit set up by Nigerian and South African governments has not been effective. We are yet to have any meeting since the ministers of the two countries met.
“Since then, there have been sustained media propaganda against our people here.”
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