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Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Orji Kalu has condemned the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, describing it as ill-conceived, disheartening and wicked. The Abia state Senator in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja by Mr Kunle Oyekunle of Orji Kalu Media Office,

questioned the essence of the renewed attacks on Nigerians, since the issue had severally been addressed in the past.

“The gruesome killings, looting, arson of property belonging to Nigerians and attack of Nigerian Embassy in South Africa is ill-conceived, disheartening and wicked.

“How can any sensible person attack and burn a fellow human being just because he or she has a feeling to do so?

“Those mindless criminals who attacked and prevented law abiding Nigerians to freely conduct their businesses must be made to pay for their crimes. Arresting them is not enough,’’ he stressed.

He warned that if the South African Government fails to do more in the protection of Nigerians and other foreign nations as well as their businesses, Nigeria should waste no time in shutting down South African interest in the country.

“If the South African government fails to do more to protect the lives of Nigerians, there should be no reason to allow them to operate freely in Nigeria.

“All their enterprises deserve to be closed down including MTN, DSTV, Shoprite among others.

“In the spirit of brotherhood, we have supported them. Our doors have always been open, but it’s time to retaliate by shutting our doors,” he said.

He however commended President Muhammadu Buhari for dispatching a special envoy to the South African government.