The President of the Nigerian Union, South Africa, Mr. Adetola Olubajo, has urged Nigerians based in South Africa to adopt safety measures as South Africans plans to go on protest on Monday.
The Protesters says the protest would be against crime, drugs and human trafficking in Krugersdorp.
According to a handbill circulated on Sunday tagged “Mogale City Monday Shut Down” reads “Let’s unite and reclaim our city from crime, drug and human trafficking. Clean Krugersdorp, No one goes to work, No child goes to school, No transport allowed to move”.
Mr, Adetola Olubajo, who disclosed this warns its members to stay safe as criminal elements could use the protest as an opportunity to cause trouble.
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He said “We call on our people to stay away from the areas as criminal elements within the community will take advantage of the protest.
“We implore the organisers of the planned protest to do it within the ambit of the law and be very vigilant of criminal elements that may take advantage of the march to loot, destroy property and shops of foreigners’.
He also said “Those engaging in drug peddling and child prostitution, and those attacking foreign nationals and looting their property are all perpetrating crime”.
He further urged the police to be proactive, adding that prompt response would assist the people.
“The host government at the highest level should swiftly intervene to avoid further loss of lives and property,” Olubajo said.
Be reminded that this event comes after a 27-year old Nigerian, Ebuka Okori, was killed by South African policemen in Durban for allegedly raping a 16-year-old South African.
Houses and Shops belonging to Nigerians have been burnt in Rustenburg, North West province of South Africa and Krugersdorp by Taxi Drivers.