There have been reactions in Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks targeted at Nigerians and citizens other African countries in South Africa.
Mobs in separate incidents attacked the business enterprises of South Africans in Lagos.
They stormed Apapa MTN premises and Shoprite Mall, belonging to South Africans, threatening to set ablaze the buildings.
Similarly, a mob reportedly attacked Shoprite Mall in Lekki area, Lagos Island, was about setting the facility ablaze when policemen stormed the premises.
Private security guards attached to the Mall shut it immediately as the Mob stood outside the premises. Ikeja Shoprite Mall hurriedly closed.
Hundreds of protesters are currently burning MTN mast in Lugbe, in the FCT over killings. Police are currently dispersing the protesters.
Military and police have been stationed at Shoprite Mall in Abuja.
Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, while speaking to newsmen in Kano, on the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa condemned the act in its entirety.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama had vowed that the Nigerian Government would take decisive measures in dealing with the matter. But the South African looters on Sunday attacked foreign-owned businesses in central Johannesburg, a situation which affected many Nigerians. The attack began to heat up in the early hours of Sunday, September 1, but it all turned violent in the later hours of Monday.
Top list entertainer. Tiwa Savage cancelled her upcoming show in Johannesburg as a protest against the attacks.
I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.— Tiwa Savage (@TiwaSavage) September 4, 2019
The ‘One’ singer who is meant to perform on the 21st of September, at the upcoming Delicious Festival hosted by South African company, DSTV; made her stance clear on Wednesday on Twitter.
I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a delegation to South Africa over the attacks. Pressure is growing for him to take a decisive stance.