By Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has tasked the South Africa authorities to go beyond rhetorics to bring perpetrators of the xenophobic attacks on fellow Africans to book.
Ohuabunwa stated this in a statement made available to Thisage in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, saying the attacks were both inhuman and un-African.
“The victims do not in any way deserve this type of inhumane treatment.This is tantamount to one challenging his guest to a fight within the confines of his living room,” the Senator argued.
He also urged the Africa Union (AU) to call on South Africa to prevail on the attackers to stop the attacks to avoid reprisal attacks on their own citizens in other of other countries.
Ohuabunwa, who represented Abia North Senatorial district from 2015-2019 appealed to the federal government to take the necessary diplomatic steps to end the development.
He commended the proprietor of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema for volunteering to air-lift Nigerians fleeing the attacks from South Africa back to the country.
The former Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament described the gesture as the hallmark of patriotism, urging the government to come up with practical measures to assist those affected.