South-African Telecommunications Giant, MTN has shut down all its shops in Nigeria in the wake of Reprisal attacks due to Xenophobia against Nigerians/foreigners in South-Africa.
In a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA on Wednesday, the company confirmed attacks on its facilities in Lagos, Ibadan and Uyo. The statement read;
“MTN Nigeria Communications PLC confirms that over the last day, our facilities, customers and some of our stakeholders have been the subject of attacks in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic situation in South Africa,” the statement read.
“We have confirmed reports of attacks in Lagos, Ibadan and Uyo. While we remain committed to providing uninterrupted services, the safety and security of our customers, staff and partners is our primary concern.”
“All MTN stores and service centres will there be closed as a precaution until further notice.”
“MTN condemns any acts of violence, prejudice and xenophobia and remains absolutely committed to ensuring a peaceful, harmonious and respectful relationship with all communities in Nigeria and across Africa.”