Following the incessant attacks on Nigerians and the looting and burning down of their businesses in South Africa, a youth group gave a warning while reacting to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
The Oodua Youth Coalition has issued a seven-day ultimatum to all South African investors in Nigeria to leave the country or remain at their own peril.
President of the OYC, Oluyi Tayo gave the warning in a statement on Tuesday in Akure, Ondo State, saying all South African businesses risk being attacked at the expiration of the ultimatum.
Tayo said, “Oodua Youth Coalition is saddened and angered that South Africans, supported by the country’s authorities, is coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and maiming and killing of our brothers and fathers in their land.
“It is unfortunate that South Africa, who under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of Nigerians and the government, are now turning around to inflict physical and psychological pains and injuries on our citizens.
“We have condoned the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have been thriving in Nigeria without any form of physical and psychological attack.
“OYC has concluded plans to as a matter of urgency, attack all South African businesses and facilities spread across Nigeria especially in the South west region of the country.
“We therefore give these South African businesses a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or we will attack and burn them down.”