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Xenophobic Attack Surges In Nigeria

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), on Thursday, shut down some firms owned by South Africans in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, in protest against incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
The affected firms included two MTN offices at Oke-Ilewo; two Stanbic IBTC Bank branches at Oke-Ilewo and a MultiChoice outlet at Isale-Igbein, Abeokuta.
The picketing of the offices followed the decision by NANS to shut down South African business interests in the country should xenophobic attacks continue against Nigerians.
Students, who were armed with placards bearing various inscriptions, took off from the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat and marched through the streets to their targets, chanting different slogans.
Policemen, led by the Area Commander, Abeokuta and other security agents were on ground to monitor the protest and forestall a breakdown of law and order.
The protest, however, grounded commercial activities at the firms while staff of the offices ran away on sighting the protesters.
The association, led by the NANS National Public Relations Officer, Azeez Adeyemi, the protesters said they could not continue to watch Nigerians being harrassed, molested and  killed without justification or whatsoever.
Adeyemi noted that while South Africans continued killing Nigerians, their businesses still flourished in Nigeria. Yussif

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