MTN Nigeria has shut down its offices nationwide as violent attacks against the company’s outlets and facilities in Nigeria increase in response to xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
A message sent to its customers this morning reads: “Yello! Our shops are unavailable today. You can reach us on Twitter- @MTN180, MTNonline.com/Livechat, chat on MyMTN App. For Call Center dial 180. Thank you.”
Newspeakonline gathers that the MTN office located in Karu, a suburb of Abuja, has been vandalised by some Nigerians protesting against the xenophobic attacks on fellow citizens in South Africa.
The police was also forced to fire teargas canister to stop a mob attempting to attack Shoprite outlet in Lugbe, along airport road, Abuja.
The attacks and picketing of South African companies began on Tuesday with several clashees occurring in Lagos and Ibadan.
In the early hours of Wednesday, an MTN office in Bodija, Ibadan was set ablaze while one person was killed on Tuesday when police clashed with a mob moving to attack the Shoorite outlet in Lekki, Lagos.