Huge reactions are trailing the continued killings of Nigerians in South Africa. Nigerians based in South Africa have continued to be victims of repeated brutal attacks and killings from their South African brothers whom it seems are uncomfortable with the Nigerians in their midst.
The killings which as it stands is now taking huge proportion has seen Nigerians been set ablaze and their shops looted and burnt down may not end anytime soon as there are strong indications of more attacks in the days to come.
Nigerians on twitter have expressed different thoughts on the issue as different hashtags come to the fore like #SayNoToXenophobia and #XenophobicAttack.
Twitter user @official_nyra opined saying ”Nigerian Govt Supported SA at Anti Apartheid Back Then In 1994 And Now SA is killing Us #SayNoToXenophobia SA Stop The Killing Now” while @Ugaman01 said ”We are the youths today, we must take charge and work with our elders to solve issues. Let’s not take a back seat and wait for politicians in their 70s and 80s to fight alone. We must all join efforts today. #SayNoToXenophobia.
Still, another user @jbk41115770 said ”Say no to MTN, DSTV, & SHOPRITE #SayNoToXenophobia and @bash_yahaya said ”The time for #SayNoToXenophobia has passed they are a million and one ways to make ppl listen..it is time for us to show that the giant is not by mouth.”
More reactions below:
— Billz (@official_nyra) September 3, 2019
People know your story and stop begin manipulated by politicians… Foreigners are not Rapping, Kidnapping and Murdering your women and Children… Your Men are the cause of your insecurities.. Stop Violence against women and #SayNoToXenophobia pic.twitter.com/fZWfdDUOuu
— The Neptune Apocalypse (@Mr_Pat_toxine) September 3, 2019
— This is Mark (@jbk41115770) September 3, 2019
— Parker Ojugo (@ParkerOjugo) September 3, 2019
Then adjust your immigration policy to suit your national needs, not encourage your citizens to indulge in extrajudicial killings (especially when it's against those who made you)#Xenophobia #SayNoToXenophobia https://t.co/JMVy06VcQ9
— Omo Baba Oje (@Hifehimovic) September 3, 2019
All bilateral and multilateral trade with South Africa should be cut off! My heart is broke 💔💔💔 my heart aches for disunity between Nigeria and South Africa. Let's stand and make our voices heard! #SayNoToXenophobia
— Abimbola Oluwafunto (@miss_funto) September 3, 2019
#Xenophobia This is Absolutely Sickening,the Police not Only Support the Xenophobic Attack but also the Police Support and Engage in Brutality and Extra Judicial Killings of Foreigners! #SouthAfrica #Nigeria #MtnMustGo #SayNoToXenophobia #PrayForSouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/Rv7N06v3yh
— TQ (@lordTQ01) September 3, 2019
I don't know exactly when Julius Malema, leader of the EFF in South Africa made this statement but I'm so glad that he did.
"Self hate must come to an end.
This country belongs to Africans.
Nigeria is South Africa, South Africa is Nigeria" pic.twitter.com/CeyoCYE3Nh
— Ronke Lawal (@ronkelawal) September 3, 2019
Drop your thoughts below.