By Shola Abayomi.
A former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has urged the Federal Government to hit South Africa with all its might while meting out sanctions in retaliation for renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
The former minister, who reacted to the recent looting and burning of shops belonging to Nigerians in Johannesburg on Sunday, said South Africans deserved to be taught a lesson and given a bloody nose.
He wrote on his Twitter page: “This is good news. South Africa has crossed the line.They treat our people like filth and kill them for sport.We MUST hit them with ALL we have got,including sanctions on South African companies.
“They deserve to be taught a lesson and given a bloody nose. South African government should take note!
“Nothing angers me more than the way in which Nigerians are being subjected to mass murder and persecution in South Africa.
“The people and @GovernmentZA will pay heavily for every drop of Nigerian blood that they have spilt. We have long memories. Sooner or later we will retaliate.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the recent attacks.
According to Kimiebi Ebenfa, a top official at the ministry, the envoy is scheduled to meet with the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, at 11:00 a.m today.
Ebenfa, while confirming the development to newsmen said, “I am directed to inform you that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa for a meeting this morning by 11.
“The meeting was confirmed a few minutes ago.”
Recall that Onyema, on Monday had threatened to take definitive measures, stressing that the Federal Government has had enough of the incessant attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.