An unidentified Yoruba man has warned South African citizens to stop killing Yorubas in their country, noting that the Igbo were the one committing different crimes in the world.
Speaking in a video clip extracted from the tweeter handle of ex-President Gooodluck Jonathan’s aide, Pastor Reno Omokri, the yet to be identified Yoruba man opined that it was legitimate to kill, maim and maltreat Igbo because they constitute nuisance.
His words, “I have watched two videos were Yoruba’s were attacked in South Africa. Yorubas don’t do crimes. We don’t do crime in your country. It is the Igbo who are involved in criminal activities in your country. And to a large extent, we have been able to expose to you that there is a huge difference between the Yorubas and Igbo……… The Yorubas are the owner of Lagos, not the Igbo. Another thing we have been told was that the Igbo in South Africa claim they are from Lagos. They are not from Lagos. So those of you in South Africa I don’t know if you can get to watch me via the Instagram, you will be watching a lot of my Youtube videos. “But we want to say to you, STOP your attack on Yoruba citizens in South Africa. You’ve made a lot of wealth from Yorubas. Any further attack on Yoruba citizens in South Africa, we will take this to your own citizens on the street of Lagos.
The Igbo cannot do anything to you. They don’t have human capital; they are committing CRIMES all over the world. So whatever you do to the Igbo in South Africa is LEGITIMATE, because they are constituting nuisance.” However, reacting Reno expressed shock over his statement and asked why a Nigerian would speak ill of his fellow Nigerians? His words, “Who knows the identity of this man? How can a Nigerian DEMONISE other Nigerians just because they are of a different ethnic nationality? Can a house divided against itself stand?”. Recall that last week, angry mob went on rampage in South Africa, targeting foreign nationals, including Nigerians which resulted to the death of three. Business shops and buildings were reportedly burnt down and many properties destroyed in the fresh attack In view of that President Muhammadu Buhari sent a special envoy to the South African President, reminding him of his constitutional duties of protecting lives and properties of foreigners in his country. Buhari equally withdrew from the ongoing World Economic Forum in South Africa and recalled the high commissioner to the country. Other Nigerians like Tiwa Savage and others who have different shows to perform in South Africa, cancelled it, pending when the controversial xenophobic attacks on Nigerians are controlled.