President Muhmmadu Buhari’s special envoy sent to South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country has returned to Nigeria.

According to a reliable source, after the special envoy, who is also the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, met with the South African President, Cyril Ramophosa, in Pretoria he, returned to the country

.Another source form the Presidency confirmed on condition of anonymity on Saturday that the special envoy had returned to the country.

The source said the next step is for Abubakar to brief Buhari on the outcome of his visit to South Africa.

He said, “I can confirm to you that the special envoy has returned to the country after his visit to South Africa and his meeting with President Ramophosa.

“The next step is for him to meet with President Buhari and brief him on the outcome of his trip.

“That meeting will take place any time from now.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had told State House correspondents during the week that Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa would be recalled after the special envoy would have returned and briefed Buhari on the outcome of his trip.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, had also said on Thursday that the high commissioner would only be recalled “for consultation” after the special envoy must have briefed the President.

Abubakar arrived the OR Tambo Airport on Thursday evening.

Source: Punch