Nigeria have pulled out of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, over fresh xenophobic attacks.
Federal Government is also making plans to recall Kabiru Bala, the high commissioner to South Africa, according to a presidential source.
The source said the decisions were taken at a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of foreign affairs, at the Presidential villa in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Osinbajo was to represent Nigeria at the three-day forum ending on Friday.
In its initial response to the fresh attacks, the federal government had summoned Bobby Monroe, South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria.
Buhari also dispatched a special envoy to convey to President Cyril Ramaphosa, his concerns on the attacks.
Nigeria has also demanded full compensation for its citizens involved in the latest attacks.
“In the first place, we must address the issue of compensation. There has to be accountability and there has to be responsibility for compensating all those Nigerians that have suffered loss and we are going to absolutely push forward,” Onyeama had told Moroe at at a joint news briefing in Abuja on Tuesday.