Mob in a separate incidents on Tuesday attacked the business enterprises of South Africans in different states in a reprisal over several attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.
The angry Nigerians stormed Apapa MTN office, Shoprite Mall in Surulere, Lekki, Sango, Bodija in Ibadan, Jakande, PEP store in Surulere and MTN office in Uyo.
According to reports, the mob halted all business activities at different stores and offices before the intervention of security operatives.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack the South African businesses operating in Nigeria in retaliation.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who made the appeal, said that targeting South African businesses in Nigeria, like Shoprite and MTN, for attack over Xenophobia would hurt Nigerians more.
He assured Nigerians that the Federal Government was already taking decisive measures to put an end to the persistent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa.
”President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a Special Envoy to convey
to his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation.
”Also, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, acting on the instruction of Mr President, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria to get a brief on the situation.
“Nigeria’s displeasure over the treatment of her citizens; and secure assurance of the safety of their lives and property,” he added.
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