‘JAPA’ SYNDROME AND NIGERIANS RESPECTIVE WITHIN XENOPHOBIA SPACE
Migration is part of human experiences and there are varied factors that compel migration globally. These factors necessitated the relocation of some migrants to South Africa and other parts of the world. But recently, foreigners were attacked in South Africa. The quantum destruction of lives and the properties of the migrants concerned require international intervention with a view to maintaining peace and security among comity of nations. The violent acts perpetrated by the South Africans became a hard nut to crack in diplomatic relations among African countries. In view of this, the study seeks to access and analysis the effects of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals, particularly, Nigerian and how it affects the decision of Nigerian youth in the ‘Japa syndrome’. Also, identify other determinants of the mass exodus of Nigerian youth from the shore of Nigeria. They study adopted ex-post facto research design that seeks to establish cause-affect relationships. The population of the study is the youth in the tertiary Institutions in Ondo State, Nigeria. Two institutions each were selected from the three Senatorial district of Ondo State totaling six Institutions for the study (both private and public) through purposeful random sampling. A total of three hundred (300) copies of questionnaires were distributed to the Institution in fifty copies per institutions through random sampling technique and interview was conducted for some respondents.