Tempers rose in the Senate on Wednesday as the murder of a Nigerian, Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in South Africa, was debated.
The upper chamber warned that Nigeria should not be taken for granted by South Africans.
It asked the South African government to take steps to stop the killing of Nigerians resident in the country.
The lawmakers noted that the rising wave of killing of Nigerians doing legitimate businesses in South Africa implied that the role Nigeria played in the liberation of the country during apartheid era is unappreciated by South Africans.
On the death of Mrs. Ndubuisi-Chukwu, the Red Chamber resolved to issue a travel alert to Nigerians traveling to South Africa to be security conscious.
Nigerians going to South Africa were also advised to ensure that their safety is not under threat.
According to reports, the number of Nigerians murdered in South Africa is now 127.