Xenophobia: Trouble as Angry Protesters Burn down MTN Office in Ibadan [PHOTOS]


An office of telecommunication giant, MTN, has been set on fire in the Bodija area of Ibadan, Oyo state capital.The office had earlier been shut over widespread attacks on South African companies in the country.

Protesters had attempted to vandalise the office during the day but security operatives resisted the attack. However, some individuals reportedly regrouped at night and set the office on fire.

Firefighters got to the scene after the havoc had already been done. However, they tried in preventing the inferno from spreading to other buildings.The violence against foreign nationals, including Nigerians, in South Africa had sparked nationwide outrage.

In Lagos, protesters targetted Shoprite, MTN, and other South Africa-owned businesses. Similar attacks were also recorded in Akwa Ibom state.

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