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JUST IN: One dead, police vehicle burnt as Nigerians commence picketing of South African investments
An unidentified man has been allegedly shot dead by the police in Lekki, Lagos State as Nigerians, particularly in Lagos, Oyo and Akwa Ibom states, have started picketing South African investments across the country.
The incident which involved a casualty occurred around Shoprite outlet in Jakande Bus Stop, one of the highbrow locations in the state.
— OC Emmanuel (@eonyeokeh) September 3, 2019
Some of the aggrieved Nigerians were seen with placards condemning attacks on the Nigerian citizens in South Africa.
Others were seen in a viral video destroying goods in Shoprite. The angry mobs also set ablaze an MTN office in the affected locations.
One of the Shoprite stores in Lagos was almost set on fire but for police intervention.
Shoprite Jakande burning. Police have taken over, as angry Nigerian protestor sends a message to South Africans. pic.twitter.com/CN6f0S3jVG
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) September 3, 2019
Cyril Ramaphosa, the South African President and Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo have both reacted to the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians, and other foreign nationals describing it as condemnable.
While Ramaphosa called for an immediate stop to the attacks, President Muhammadu Buhari, today sent a Nigerian delegation to South Africa on the xenophobic incident.
The delegates are expected to arrive Pretoria on Thursday.
Bobby Monroe, the South African envoy in Nigeria has however denied the attack stressing that it was targeted at the Nigerian citizens.
Here are video shreds of evidence of the attacks on business interests of South Africa in Nigeria:
— IG@thecourseadviser (@MegRicketts) September 3, 2019
— SubDeliveryZone (@SubDeliveryZone) September 3, 2019