Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was not concerned about Nigerians killed in South Africa.
Omokri claimed that Buhari was not concerned because the victims were Igbos.
He said this in response to the xenophobic attack on Nigerians and the response of the Nigerian Government to the development.
In a series of tweets, Omokri alleged that Buhari had not acted over the incident because the South East gave him five percent during the 2019 Presidential election.
He tweeted: “General @MBuhari is NOT bothered about the KILLINGS of Nigerians in SA because he feels that most Nigerians there are Igbos. They are 5 percenters. If he wanted to, he could act fast. Remember how fast he acted with Zainab Aliyu in Saudi Arabia? #StopKillingNigeriansInSA
“What a USELESS government! A week after a foreign country has been KILLING your CITIZENS and VANDALISING PROPERTY you are still on @Twitter TALKING. Ordinary TRAVEL ADVISORY against SA you haven’t done. And you are surprised they don’t take you seriously?”
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has finally summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa over the incessant killing of Nigerians and destruction of their property by South Africans.
A senior official of the ministry, Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed the development to the Nation.
Ebenfa 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.”
He described the attackers as mindless criminals, noting that the police intervention was ineffective.
Onyema had tweeted, “Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures.”