The Delta State chapter of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR) have added it’s voice to the condemnation of the ongoing Xenophobic attacks on other African citizens especially Nigerians by South Africans.
Condemning the barbaric act in a strong worded press statement entitled “Committee For The Defence Of Human Rights (CDHR) Delta State Condemns Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians In South Africa”, signed by the state Assistant Secretary of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights (CDHR), Comradr Israel Joe and obtained by HardReporters described the killings of Nigerians and other Africans as uncalled for and barbaric.
“We have treated all Africans here in Nigeria with great respect and decorum because Africa remains the centrepiece of Nigeria’s foreign policy. We do not forget in a hurry the role Nigeria played in liberating South Africa from Apartheid and pre-independence agitations.
“The killings are uncalled for and shows how backward some Africans still continue to remain in the 21st century. We love the people of South Africa and we also hold in high regards their foremost nationalist who became the symbol of freedom to Africa the person of Nelson Mandela. South Africa must continue to pursue freedom and equality as their paramount agenda instead of taking arms against fellow Africans resident in their country.” CDHR said.
While calling on all Nigerians in South Africa to defend themselves, the Human Rights body frown at the Nigerian leadership which it said has continuously abandoned the youths to unemployment and joblessness therefore causing the youths to go seek greener pastures in foreign land.
“Africa should be mindful of their Unity and we urge the leadership of South Africa to call their citizens to order and put a stop to this senseless killings and human rights abuses against other African citizens. In oneness we stand. Esoweto! E Africa.” the statement added.