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22 April 2015

Anti-xenophobia protests spread to Enugu; protesters call for Jonathan’s intervention

 Youths, Tuesday, took to the streets in Enugu condemning the killings of Nigerians and other African nationals living in South Africa.

The youths, under the umbrella of Youth Action for Success, led by its National President, Mr. Jesechai Okezie, said it was a warning protest and handed down a 48 hours ultimatum to the South African government to halt all killings, looting of Nigerians’ property or face a retaliation.

Addressing newsmen, Okezie said: “We want our President, Goodluck Jonathan, and the President-elect, General Buhari (retd), to address the Nigerian youths on the matter.
“We are really not happy that Nigerians are being brutalised and killed in South Africa. We allowed South Africans to come here and operate freely. They have Shoprite, Multichoice, MTN and other hosts of investments here.

‘’So why are they killing us. Why are they denying us our economic rights. We love other nationals here in Nigeria and treat them with the highest level of hospitality but this is what we got in return.

“These senseless killings,” he went on, “must stop forthwith. We are giving the South Africa 48 hours to ensure that these killings and looting come to an end,  because if we move to the streets again, it will be a moving train and nobody will stop us.”

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