Pretoria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed his Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, to summon South Africa's High Commissioner to Nigeria and get an explanation on the situation in South Africa.
Onyeama is also instructed to use the occasion "to express Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens, and [get] assurance of the safety of their lives and property".
A statement released by Buhari's special advisor Femi Adesina said the West African leader has noted with deep concern, the attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August.
"President Buhari has also dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.
The Special Envoy is expected to arrive in Pretoria latest Thursday, September 5, 2019," Adesina said.