Protesters Shut Down MTN Office In Lagos Over Xenophobic Attacks In South Africa


Activities at the MTN headquarters at Falomo, Lagos was disrupted by protesters under the aegis of the Human Rights Defenders and Advocacy Centre on Friday, March 3 over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The situation affected businesses as protesters did not allow vehicular movements into the premises as activities were stalled for over three hours at the telecommunications company’s premises.
The protesters expressed their grievances with placards displaying inscriptions such as “Stop xenophobia”, “Stop the killings and looting”, “Let peace reign in Africa”, “Let’s show love to one another” and “Nelson Mandela is our hero”.
President of Human Rights Defenders and Advocacy Centre, Queen Rose Ameh, described the attacks on Nigerians and other African citizens as a barbaric attitude towards fellow human beings, urging that an urgent attention is needed to halt the crisis.
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