By Blessing Enechojo Abu
Nigerians and their Ivorian counterparts in Tunisia have had reasons to flee their homes for safety at their country’s embassies over the state-sanctioned attacks.
The attacks by Tunisian nationals resulted from the president’s constant discrimination and unfair prejudice against dark-skinned people from Africa.
The President, Kais Saied announced that immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa were weakening their country’s Islamic Arab identity and there was a need to end their presence in the country.
According to him: “There is a criminal plan to change the composition of the demographic landscape in Tunisia and some individuals have received large sums of money to give residence to sub-Saharan migrants.”
According to him, there’s a need to put an end to the continuous migration of people of sub-Saharan African descent as their continuous stay in the country is an “unspoken goal to consider Tunisia a purely African country, with no affiliation to the Arab and Islamic nations.”
Since the announcement, hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants have faced one form of attack or the other with the majority having their housing, jobs, and freedom withdrawn.
Picture Source: Peoples Gazette