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Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria Recalls High Commissioner In South Africa, Boycotts World Economic Forum

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Nigeria has decided to pull out of the World Economic Forum on Africa, holding in in Capetown, South Africa, from September 4-6 over the xenophobic attacks.

Similrly, the country’s High Commissioner, to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, will any moment from now be recalled for consultation over the xenophobia attacks of her citizens in that country.

This was disclosed to newsmen on Wednesday by a source closed to the presidency, who pleaded for anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter.

According to the source, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was already scheduled to represent Nigeria at the World Economic Forum on Africa but that has now been put aside.

The source further disclosed that this is the outcome of President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo and Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, brainstorming session on the raging xenophobic attacks of Nigeria in South Africa.

On Tuesday, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Malawi all pulled out of the forum, due to current attacks in South Africa.

Presidents Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Felix Tshisekedi (DRC) and Peter Mutharika (Malawi) have all withdrawn from the event.

Nigeria had since demanded for full compensation for the victims of the attacks.

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