By Festus Fifen.
Nigeria High Commissioner, to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, has been recalled for consultation over the xenophobic attacks of her citizens in that country.
A Presidency Source who pleaded anonymity because he is not authorised to speak on the matter disclosed that Nigeria has also pulled out of World Economic Forum on Africa in Capetown, South Africa, on September 4-6 over the xenophobic attacks.
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was to represent Nigeria at the forum.
Earlier, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Malawi pulled out of the event.
Presidents Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Felix Tshisekedi (DRC) and Peter Mutharika (Malawi) have all withdrawn from the event.
The source added that Nigeria has also demanded for full compensation for the victims of the attacks.
According to the source, this was the outcome of President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo and Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama’s meeting on the raging xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Onyeama had on Tuesday during at a joint news briefing with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bobby Moroe, insisted: “In the first place, we must address the issue of compensation. There has to be accountability and there has to be responsibility for compensating all those Nigerians that have suffered loss and we are going to absolutely push forward.”
Already, some protesters Wednesday morning stormed a Shoprite mall in Abuja to protest the attack on Nigerians in South Africa.