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Xenophobia attacks: Nigerians protest against MTN investment in Edo State



An Edo State-based Civil Society Organisations (CSO) known as 'The Flagship', Monday stopped business at the Benin City office of MTN Nigeria to register its displeasure over the killings of African origin and looting of their properties in South Africa in the name of xenophobia, reports ITRealms.


Correspondent quoted Elombah.com as reporting that the group took to the street in display of xenophobic grievances to MTN which brought about closure of businesses in the process.


“The group were seen protesting the lootings and killings of Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa, calling all Nigerians to boycott the products and services of South African companies in Nigeria.


“Some of the protesters were seen carrying placards that read:


“Nigerians Boycott South African Companies”

“South Africa Against Africa”

“South Africa Can’t be Making From Us And Killing Us”, etc.


Some Nigerians, however, have shown apprehension over the protest saying that it might throw more Nigerian employees in MTN into the labour market considering that South Africans working in those outfits are quite insignificant compared to their Nigerian counterparts.


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