Monday, 20 April 2015

Xenophobia: Human Rights Group barricade MTN office in Edo, threaten to shut down South African businesses in Nigeria

Human Rights group under the aegis of 'The Flagship' today barricaded the MTN office in Benin city, Edo state during a protest over the current Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

The group called on the South African government to immediately resolve the issues or they will shut down South African businesses here in Nigeria.

Brandishing various placards with inscription "Xenophobia is ‎inhuman’, ‘Zuma, call your boys to order’ and ‘S/Africans can’t be making money from us, killing us’, the group condemned the attacks and described it as inhuman.

Addressing the press during the protest, the Spokesperson for the group, Austin Enabulele said
“We are all Africans; we wonder why they should attack our fellow Nigerians who are doing their legitimate business in South Africa, when we have shown them love to operate in Nigeria. We have come here to say to (President Jacob) Zuma to call his people to order(caution them) because if he fails to call them to order(caution them) we will do the needful. We are aware of all their business in Nigeria; we know of MTN; we know of Shoprite; we know of Multichoice company and we know of every other companies that belong to South Africa. We will shut down all their services if they continue the killing of our brothers and sisters. So, we have come here to tell them to put an end to the killing of our brothers and sisters, who are doing their legitimate jobs in South Africa.”

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