The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has given a less-than seven days ultimatum to Sout Africans to depart Nigeria.
Reports indicate that the ultimatum comes in the wake of the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, especially the Attacks against Nigerians.
The student’s body gave the ultimatum, mandating South African nationals living in Nigeria to leave the country on or before Monday next week.
The student’s group said that upon the expiration of the ultimatum, the body would start attacking businesses with South African interest in any part of Nigeria.
This was made known by the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi, who led scores of Nigerian students to converge at Lalubu Road, Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
Adeyemi in his statement condemned the failure of the South African government to stop the ugly situation against Nigerians.
Adeyemi said; “The anger of Nigerians especially our constituency seems to have gotten to a point of real reaction against South Africans and their businesses in Nigeria.
“As students, we had embarked on mild struggles in the past against this inhuman act of the South Africans but the animals in human flesh have proven to us that, they can only stop if we up our actions against them”.
“Going forward, as young people who originally own this country, we would not wait for President Muhammadu Buhari who has refused to take leadership and decisive position on the menace of the South Africans.”
Adeyemi said that South Africans would not be attacked, but on conditions of meeting three directives which he listed as thus;
“Firstly, all South African businesses must close every kind of business transactions opened at any point with our people in the next 12 hours.
“Secondly, by Thursday morning, all South African businesses operating in Nigeria must shut down totally as our comrades have been strategically positioned across the 36 states of the federation.
“Thirdly, South Africans living in Nigeria must leave our country latest by Monday morning.”