Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency.

The special envoy dispatched by President Muhammadu Buhari’s has arrived in Johannesburg.

The envoy arrived to hold a meeting with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa as part of his briefs.

According to reports monitored on Channelstv, the special representative of the President who was not initiated identified, has now been made public. He is the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar.

Ambassador Abubakar, the reported added, was received at the O.R. Tambo International Airport by the Nigerian High Commissioner and other mission officials. He is expected to meet the host President in Pretoria on Friday (today).

Prior to the arrival of the special envoy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had said Ambassador Abubakar would attend crucial meetings with high-level South African officials on all aspects of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.

The spokesperson for the ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye, explained in a statement that the special envoy and the High Commissioner would provide President Buhari with a comprehensive briefing on the situation in South Africa and on the outcome of their meetings.

According to the statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was informed that the Nigerian Mission in South Africa has “authoritatively informed that no Nigerian life was lost during the latest crisis”.

The ministry therefore urged Nigerians to disregard the purported videos in circulation claiming otherwise on the social media.

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