Nigerians Revolt Against Xenophobic Attack, Vandalise MTN, Shoprite In Lagos, Others

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Following the recent spate of violent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, Nigerians back at home have started to revolt and demand justice from their government.

Yesterday, irate Lagos youths stormed the different branches of the South African owned shopping mall, Shoprite to express their anger. When the police tried to stop them, they reportedly set two police vans on fire.

It was garnered that one of the protesters died during the mayhem.

In the same vein, their Abuja counterparts on Wednesday morning attacked the MTN billboard at Lugbe area of the country’s capital and vandalised the billboard just as they set fire to the telecommunication firm’s property in the city.

Multiple reports on social media also indicated that an irate mob took to the streets of Ibadan brandishing stones and destructive weapons. They were said to have ended up at MTN’s office at the Bodija area of the city and set the company’s property up in flames.

A Twitter user said when the mob couldn’t gain access into the mall due to the heavy presence of policemen, “they burnt tires on the road which caused traffic gridlock around the area.”

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