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Nigerian Community pays thanks to activists

ILLOVO - The Nigerian Union of South Africa said it supported a five-man protest outside the Nigerian Consulate in Illovo on 17 January.

The activists were protesting against the recent attacks against civilians in Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram which has been responsible for numerous acts of terrorism since 2009. The latest incident was the killing of about 15 people in Baja on 12 January.

The protestors laid down flowers for the victims and held up placards which read ‘Stop the violence’.

Gauteng chairman of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Matthew Okafor said it was heart-warming to know that there were South African’s who cared about the struggles the Nigerian people have to endure at this current stage.

“Our two countries have an amazing bilateral relationship,” he said. “We are both resilient powers who will galvanise together as a society, and are willing to support each other through these trying times. I look forward to seeing more positive communication such as this.”

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