“Nigerians Are Killing One Another In South Africa Over Drugs, Rivalry, Cultism” – Former Nigeria Ambassador, Ahmed Ibeto
Ahmed Ibeto, the immediate past Ambassador of Nigeria to South Africa has disclosed that the killings of Nigerian citizens were being carried out by Nigerians themselves contrary to claims of xenophobic attacks.
He said this during an interactive session with journalists shortly after the presentation a letter of intention to vie for the governorship of Niger state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday in Minna, Ibeto said from the statistics of killings and their remote and immediate causes available to the Nigeria Embassy, most of the incidences were as a result of conflict between Nigerians.
“I can authoritatively tell you from the evidences we have that out of four of such killings involving Nigerians, three are by Nigerians themselves as a result of rivalry, shady deals, cultism and drugs,” he said.
He said in most cases, the conflict is as a result of territorial control between drug barons which often results in deaths and destruction, even as he disclosed that barons also kill their aides and workers who betray them in the cause of business.
He explained that he has on many occasions submitted detailed reports on such crises to the federal government, who promptly collaborate with South Africa authority to stem the tide.
He however said there were few exception where South Africans attack and even murder Nigerians.
Ibeto on Monday 30th July 2018, officially submitted his resignation as Nigeria High Commissioner in the Republic of South Africa. He then proceeded to his hometown and resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and formally rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
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