September 5, 2019 / 11:54 AM / 12 days ago

Nigeria to recall its top diplomat to South Africa - information minister

FILE PHOTO: Information Minister Lai Mohammed addresses journalists in Abuja, Nigeria August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will recall its top diplomat to South Africa, where riots in recent days have targeted foreigners including many Nigerians, the West African country’s information minister said on Thursday.

Nigeria is recalling its high commissioner as it sends a special envoy to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to address xenophobic attacks, said Information Minister Lai Mohammed at a press briefing in Abuja.

Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Paul Carsten; Editing by Toby Chopra

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