Xenophobic attacks: ShopRite shuts supermarkets, ABU cancels MTN concert

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Multinational grocer, ShopRite, on Wednesday said many of its 270 shops in Nigeria and Zambia had been shut after extensive damage by riotous mobs protesting xenophobic attacks against foreigners by South Africans.

Angry mobs descended on ShopRite outlets in Lagos on Tuesday and looted some.

They also looted nearby shops in the same plazas.

The violence continued success n Wednesday as mobs destroyed it’s plaza on Abuja Airport Road.

Some MTN offices were also sacked or burnt in different parts of Nigeria in reprisals against businesses owned by South Africans.

MTN also shut its offices across Nigeria after some of its facilities, including base stations, were set ablaze.

Meanwhile, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria students have cancelled an MTN concert ongoing in the school.

In a tweet, the students said: “The @MTNNG campus invasion that is currently ongoing in our school is hereby halted and the organizers are hereby expected to take off immediately. This is to sympathize with the Nigerian victims of the #XenophobicAttack in SA and to show our full support of the #NoToXenophobia.”

 

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