Former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to retaliate for the attacks and murders of Nigerians in South Africa.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the viral videos showed widespread attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa on Monday.
The president of the Nigerian Union of South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, who confirmed the development to Latest Nigeria newspaper, said Monday that the attacks began Sunday morning in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg when a building was set on fire by a crowd angry.
Since then, the attacks and murders have provoked reactions from well-intentioned Nigerians who ask the government to take drastic measures against the South African government.
Fani-Kayode reacted to development and asked the government to “hit South Africa with everything it had and apply sanctions to its companies.According to him, South Africans had to learn a lesson about the persecution of Nigerians.
On his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode wrote: “This is good news. South Africa has crossed the line. They treat our people like garbage and kill them for sport. WE MUST hit them with EVERYTHING we have, including sanctions on South African companies.
“They deserve to be taught a lesson and given a bloody nose. The South African government should take note! “Nothing pisses me off more than the way Nigerians are being subjected to mass murder and persecution in South Africa.
“People and @GovernmentZA will pay a lot for every drop of Nigerian blood they have spilled. We have long memories. Sooner or later, we will retaliate.”