Nigeria files petition against South Africa over killings

By Rahila Lassa Abuja


The Nigerian government has filed a petition against South African authorities following the recent attacks on two Nigerians.

The Consular General of Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama who petitioned the authorities is pressing for a case against the brutality of the policemen who were seen on video attacking  Mr Tayo Faniran.

The IPID, the agency in South Africa which deals with cases involving its Police Officers, has commenced work on the matter.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa said that the Nigerian government will continue to fight for the rights and protection of its citizens anywhere in the world.

“Our Consular-General has also met with Tayo Faniran who was the latest victim of South Africa Policemen’s attack on Nigerians.” 

“While eight South African policemen are on trial for their involvement in the maltreatment of Nigerians in the country, we will continue to follow up on this case and others involving attacks against Nigerians in South Africa” she said.


Emmanuel UKoh