Nigerians in SA reportedly call on Boko Haram for help, plan to repel attacks

By David Olalekan.

Rumors are rife that Nigerians in South Africa have fine-tuned plans to repel xenophobic attacks which have ravaged most parts of Johannesburg.

According to a video circulating on social media, some Nigerians were captured distributing machetes from the trunk of a car.

The South African reports that Nigerians have also beseeched the notorious Boko Haram sect to unleash revenge on South Africa.

The report reads in part: “As the situation intensifies between foreign nationals and locals in most parts of Gauteng, Nigerians have launched a revolt against what is being termed as xenophobic attacks, and are calling on the infamous terrorist group, Boko Haram, to unleash revenge in South Africa.”

It was gathered that President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, on Tuesday, condemned the renewed attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in the country.

INSIDER also learnt that President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a Special Envoy to convey his deep concern over reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa to President Ramaphosa.

According to the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria on Thursday.

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