Xenophobia: MTN Offices Threatened By Nigerian Groups

Xenophobia: MTN Offices Threatened By Nigerian Groups

 A human rights group who goes by the name 'The Flagship' had earlier today barricaded the MTN office in Benin city, Edo state and protested over the recent spate of Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

The group demanded the South African government to intervene and resolve the matter or they will shut down South African businesses here in Nigeria.

Brandishing various placards with inscription "Xenophobia is ‎inhuman’, ‘Zuma, call your boys to order’ and ‘S/Africans can’t be making money from us, killing us’, the group condemned the attacks and described it as inhuman.

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The Spokesperson of the group, Austin Enabulele said: “We are all Africans; we wonder why they should attack our fellow Nigerians who are doing their legitimate business in South Africa, when we have shown them love to operate in Nigeria.

We have come here to say to (President Jacob) Zuma to call his people to order(caution them) because if he fails to call them to order(caution them) we will do the needful. We are aware of all their business in Nigeria; we know of MTN; we know of Shoprite; we know of Multichoice company and we know of every other companies that belong to South Africa.

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We will shut down all their services if they continue the killing of our brothers and sisters. So, we have come here to tell them to put an end to the killing of our brothers and sisters, who are doing their legitimate jobs in South Africa.”

 The South African President, Jacob Zuma had already promised an end to the violence but the attacks are still on the rise.

Source: Legit.ng

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