May 22, 2018

Over 400 Nigerians imprisoned in South Africa

Over 400 Nigerians imprisoned in South Africa

The Federal Government has said that no lesser than 400 Nigerians are serving various jail terms in South African prisons.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja on Friday stated that most of them were involved in criminal activities.

Dambazau said this while addressing newsmen in company with his foreign affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, after their trip to South Africa to address the xenophobic attacks on Nigerian nationals in the former apartheid enclave.

He explained that he had a meeting with the home affairs minister in South Africa and discussed a wide range of issues, particularly migration.   He said, “Those convicted are in the minority because equally we have Nigerian professionals who are contributing positively to the development of the economy of South Africa. Read more 

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