South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, has said not less than seventy suspects have been arrested over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
He disclosed this on Tuesday during a Joint briefing by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in Abuja.
Moroe also said the South African government is doing everything possible to bring the perpetrators into justice, and will protest the interest of all foreign nationals legitimately living in the country.
He further stated that the South African High Commission will be meeting with the students leaders over the issue to prevent reprisals in Nigeria.
Reacting to the High Commissioner’s comments, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, promised that Nigerian government will push for accountability and compensation for Nigerians that suffered losses.