MTN Abuja Offices Shut, Staff Hurriedly Evacuated As Nigerians Clamour For Xenophobic Revenge - eritvnews

MTN Abuja Offices Shut, Staff Hurriedly Evacuated As Nigerians Clamour For Xenophobic Revenge


Following reports of deadly xenophobic attacks in South Africa targeted at Nigerians, reprisal attacks have been carried out in Abuja.

A protest against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa has taken place at the offices of South African-owned mobile telecoms giant, MTN in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

According to the Sun News, there are reports that some windows were broken and staff were evacuated through the back door.

MTN head office in South Africa has issued a statement, saying it is concerned about the violence which appears to be directed at foreigners in both South Africa and Nigeria.

It was observed that some of the company’s offices in the metropolis were hurriedly shut while staff were evacuated.

Earlier in the week, there were reports of xenophobic attacks against some Nigerians resident in South Africa.

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The Nigerian Community in South Africa has confirmed attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria West on Saturday. Ikechukwu Anyene, president, Nigeria Union, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, that the attacks began at 4.00 a.m.

He said the union had reported the incident to the Nigerian mission and South African police. “As we speak, five buildings with Nigerian businesses, including a church have been looted and burned by South Africans.



“One of the buildings is a mechanic garage with 28 cars under repairs, with other vital documents, were burned during the attack. “Also, the pastor of the church was wounded and is in the hospital receiving treatment,” he said.

Anyene said the union had informed Nigerians in South Africa to be vigilant in the face of renewed xenophobic attacks.

According to him, the union received information that there will be xenophobic attacks against foreigners on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23.

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