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. Likewise the anti-Xenophobia protest outside South Africa High Commission in Abuja today.
A number of groups held peaceful demonstrations outside the South African High Commission in Abuja today to protest the xenophobic attacks against foreigners living in SA, including Nigerians. After comments by a number of protest leaders, the group handed over a communique to a representative of the high commission and left peacefully. See photo below this report.
And to that of the Human Right group at Edo... 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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