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Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by ikorodureporta: 7:22am On Sep 05, 2019
PRESS RELEASE ON XENOPHOBIIC ATTACKS ON NIGERIANS AND OTHER AFRICANS IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Archbishop Martins Condemns Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa

- Says it is an attack on African brotherhood and the ideals of Pan-Africanism! “This is not what Nelson Mandela labored for”. Admonishes Nigerian youths to shun reprisal attacks.

The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins has condemned in very strong terms the continuous attacks on Nigerians in particular and other Africans in South Africa, describing such attacks as barbaric, reprehensible and an attack on the very core of African brotherhood.

Reacting to the recent onslaught on Nigerians by some South African nationals which led to the loss of lives of Nigerians and nationals of other African countries as well as the vandalization and looting of their several business interests in the country, the Prelate described as too little and ineffective the manner the Federal Government has handled the issue.

In a release signed by the Acting Director of Social Communications, Rev Fr Anthony Godonu, Archbishop Martins noted that the failure of the Federal Government to decisively deal with the issue using very strong diplomatic means continues to embolden the perpetrators and makes the South African government not to do enough to stem the tide of the attacks. That South African Police officials are seen publicly rousing peoples’ anger against foreigners in their country without any visible repercussion gives an impression of some official endorsement of the mob action and our government needs to pursue this to its logical conclusion.

“It is the responsibility of every government to protect the lives and properties of its citizens within and outside the country. Any attack on Nigerian citizens should elicit a swift response from the government not to talk of them being killed with impunity.

“The insufficient response of our Government in confronting the matter with the seriousness it deserves does not project us in a good light as a country that cares enough for the welfare of its citizens. My fear is that if decisive diplomatic measures are not taken now, this matter may go out of hand with enormous consequences for all.”
Recalling the frontline role Nigeria played in bringing an end to the obnoxious apartheid policy in South Africa, and the enormous financial and human resources deployed for that purpose, Archbishop Martins wondered why fellow blacks who had, and are still benefiting from their relationship with our nation have chosen to pay us back by unleashing so much violence against our citizens. This is not the kind of South Africa that Nelson Mandela labored for”

He further said, “this marks another wake-up call for our leaders to work even more assiduously so that the social and economic situation of our nation can be better such migration of our nationals, legal or illegal, can be reduced and if people who migrate get badly treated, they can come back home fully assured that they would be in good stead.”
The Archbishop however urged Nigerians in South Africa to continue to ensure that they present the nation in a good light, going about only legitimate businesses and professions. In his own words, "I urge Nigerians in South Africa to go about only lawful activities in the country and desist from criminal actions that tarnish the image of the country.”

He also appealed to youths in Nigeria to continue to show restraint and allow the relevant government agencies to exhaust all diplomatic means geared at stopping the attacks and bringing the perpetrators to book as soon as possible.

He discouraged any form of reprisal attacks on organizations owned by South Africans in Nigeria, saying that it does not offer any solution to the problem. In his words: “when we give in to the urge to engage in reprisal attacks, how different are we from those perpetuate these crimes against humanity? An eye for an eye eventually leaves everyone blind”

https://lagosarchdiocese.org/newsdetail.php?tab=323

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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by OgbanjeProphet: 10:28am On Sep 05, 2019
The most stupid solution to xenophobia from Nigerians is looting Shoprite stores. Only those with thievery in their DNA Wait for opportunities to loot another man's sweat.

For your information, not every store in Nigerian malls is owned by south Africans. South Africa does not own
100% stake in MTN ng. Nigerians co-own it.

Even if they own it 100%, looting and destroying them is wrong.

We should not be stupid and barbaric like south Africans. We should act like a big brother.

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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Armstrong34(m): 10:29am On Sep 05, 2019
everybody wants to react but nobody wants to act......


Useless shithole

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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by DrNueLpureHoney: 10:29am On Sep 05, 2019
Nelson Mandela will be ashamed of these South Africans wherever he is right now.

The people he so many years in prison just for them to get their freedom and build up their country are the ones chasing away development in their country
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by felo812000(m): 10:29am On Sep 05, 2019
ok
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by barnny(m): 10:30am On Sep 05, 2019
Well said. But that can't put smiles on Nigerians faces yet. Action they say speak louder than voice. Else Nigerians i know will turn to retaliate even more in no distance from now.

Enough is Enough embarassed
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by olaolulazio(m): 10:31am On Sep 05, 2019
Make una carry Catholic church comot for South Africa Jare. grin
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Muyiwaipere(m): 10:31am On Sep 05, 2019
Okay...

Sir if e sure for you... Go SA go preach all this to them


Fellow Nairalanders Am I making sense
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Auxtin85(m): 10:31am On Sep 05, 2019
South Africa police and immigration are on every road searching all vehicles for foreigners who are not valid
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Compatriot60: 10:31am On Sep 05, 2019
THIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR A REVOLUTION IN NIGERIA.
Arise O Compatriot's, Arise to the Call of REVOLUTION.
There is no need to fear again, Power must change hands. Spread this Message
.

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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by mogbeyiteren: 10:32am On Sep 05, 2019
good
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Tflex01: 10:32am On Sep 05, 2019
Oby should please come up with another excuse first. grin
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by MelesZenawi: 10:34am On Sep 05, 2019
The Catholic and Anglican Church in west have no strength.

Nearly over 98 percent of Christian population are Pentecostal and cele..


Attend churches there on Sunday, every looks scanty.

These churches are passing through serious hard times there.

RCcg, winners, rock, Joshua are swallowing them....and soon they will close up and the spread of gospel ends.
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Tflex01: 10:34am On Sep 05, 2019
Armstrong34:
everybody wants to react but nobody wants to act......


Useless shithole
Lol... And Oby your sister that acted is already in SA for her own share of dollars. grin

Generation of betrayers that like calling others betrayers. cool
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Wantedmiller: 10:34am On Sep 05, 2019
Reaction don plenty pass Action!


am still waiting for Yahoo boys association to react.
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by blindjustice13(m): 10:36am On Sep 05, 2019
This has been going on for years, i guess everyone is finally seeing what happens when you let people get away for too long, it only lingers. I am glad the reaction is spreading.

#cutdiplomatictieswithsouthafrica

There is nothing like pan africanism, its all a farce to keep using Nigeria to play big brother role when they need us and when shit hits the fan they are quick to attack us and humiliate us
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Technology14: 10:36am On Sep 05, 2019
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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Tflex01: 10:38am On Sep 05, 2019
MelesZenawi:
The Catholic and Anglican Church in west have no strength.

Nearly over 98 percent of Christian population are Pentecostal and cele..


Attend churches there on Sunday, every looks scanty.

These churches are passing through serious hard times there.

RCcg, winners, rock, Joshua are swallowing them....and soon they will close up and the spread of gospel ends.

lol... All these small Igbo children that have not been to the west self. grin

They only come to social media to reproduce what their lying Uncles and Aunties are telling them on phone about the west. cheesy

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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Houseofglam7(f): 10:39am On Sep 05, 2019
Mandela would be turning in his grave right now cry
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by picoba(m): 10:39am On Sep 05, 2019

Government boycott submit. The same government order the ambassador to SA home. Most Nigerians are now jubilating. For what? I think the main thing is how to assist the helpless once stranded in SA Now.
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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Ikpeazukerosene: 10:41am On Sep 05, 2019
MelesZenawi:
The Catholic and Anglican Church in west have no strength.

Nearly over 98 percent of Christian population are Pentecostal and cele..

Attend churches there on Sunday, every looks scanty.

These churches are passing through serious hard times there.

RCcg, winners, rock, Joshua are swallowing them....and soon they will close up and the spread of gospel ends.

Catholic Church is very strong in the East, that's why Mbaise people fought with the Pope.

That's why Madonna is being run like a piggery.

That's why Ugwuanyi has turned the Catholic Bishops to his house boys.

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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by CAPSLOCKED: 10:42am On Sep 05, 2019
WHAT DOES HE NEED GOVERNMENT AND SECURITY FOR, WHEN PRAYER IS THE KEY FOR EVERYTHING AS WE WERE TAUGHT IN SUNDAY SCHOOL.

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Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by humgraphics: 10:42am On Sep 05, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhDyPX5eU7I. Just things you didn't realise about d xenophobic attacks
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Abbeyme: 10:42am On Sep 05, 2019
aiit
Re: Xenophobic Attack: Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop Of Lagos Speaks by Armstrong34(m): 10:43am On Sep 05, 2019
Tflex01:

Lol... And Oby your sister that acted is already in SA for her own share of dollars. grin

Generation of betrayers that like calling others betrayers. cool
....


Oby is a prodigal daughter that has been disowned from the Igbo nation....

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