On the heels of the recent xenophobic attacks and killings of Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa, Nigerians in their homeland have unleashed their wrath on South African brands in retaliation as witnessed in some parts of the country.
Nigerians rain fire and brimstones as they attack the MTN office, Ikot Ekpene Road, Uyo, Akwa Ibom on a cool Tuesday afternoon where an angry mob broke into the office, injuring the staff and making away with valuables.
ShopRite, Jakande, Lagos is ablaze as peaceful protest turns into riot this evening. According to our sources, the spate of violence is on the rise as angry women disrupted sales at ShopRite, Circle Mall, Lekki. This has led to the burning down of a police van and one death has been recorded.
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ShopRite, Enugu missed out on the crossfire as its management shut down their business premises in the bid to curb the violence.
These attacks were earlier to be campaigns by Nigerians to boycott patronage of South African companies and products.
Nigerians disrupting the operations of Shoprite at their Lekki Match. 4 police trucks had to be deployed there to stop the revolt. They also had to close the mall.
Those involved in the act reportedly lost their family members to xenophobic attacks in South Africa. pic.twitter.com/eFOFQrDZS7
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here are video and pictures making rounds on the internet as Nigerians are seen breaking their MTN Sim cards, DSTV cable decoder and Stanbic IBTC ATM cards.
Meanwhile, peaceful protests are ongoing at ShopRite, Ibadan as the shopping mall has been shut down and the Nigerian police force is trying to quell the situation across the country.