The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against carrying out reprisal attacks over the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
This was made known by Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who pointed out that reprisal attacks will only hurt Nigerian businesses.
” We appeal to Nigerians who are angered by the xenophobic attacks on their compatriots in South Africa not to engage in reprisal attacks because such attacks hurt our own people more. We also want Nigerians to know that wrong videos and disinformation are being circulated on social media to inflame passion and distort the plight of Nigerians in South Africa.
“Nigerians should be wary of the purveyors of these wrong videos. We strongly warn hoodlums who may wish to hide under the peaceful protests by Nigerians to loot, maim and kill that the security agencies will apprehend and bring them to justice. And to opinion leaders, we ask that they be guarded in their comments.’