Osun: MTN outlets shut over fear of xenophobic attack

By Jamiu Ganiyu

The telecommunication giant, MTN, today closed all its service outlets in Osun State over fear of possible reprisal attack by locals as being experienced in other parts of the country.

A comprehensive monitoring conducted by osun.life correspondent on MTN service outlets in Osogbo, Ile-Ife, and Ilesha showed the offices were under lock while uniform security personnel were stationed at strategic positions to forestall any attack.

The attack on South Africa business interests in Nigeria by some locals was as a result of incessant and deliberate killing of Nigerians and destruction of their property in faraway South Africa.

Yesterday, some protesters stormed Shoprite in Lekki, Lagos State and Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where property worth millions of naira were destroyed.

Nigerian government has however taken some diplomatic steps by recalling the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa and also demanding compensation for Nigerians who have suffered loses.


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