Kano’s Emir, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi ii, had clarified that he was in South Africa a day before the violence erupted that resulted in a diplomatic dispute between Nigeria and the country.
Latest Nigeria newspaper rport that The Emir said in an exclusive interview with the Latest Nigeria newspaper by phone that: “I arrived at SA on Tuesday morning and attended the World Economy Forum on Wednesday, not knowing what was happening.
He said: “I went there in two categories: one at the invitation of a friend and the second for my personal ability to deliver a document in the forum, both me and those who invited us, we all boycotted the conference immediately. Diplomatic dispute.
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Emir Sanusi added that “since we learned about violence against Nigerians, we never went back to the forum and in fact, I will return home tomorrow.” President Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have already agreed not to visit South Africa under the climate of xenophobic attacks.