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Xenophobic attacks: NANS pickets MTN, DSTV offices in Ogun

Xenophobic attacks: NANS pickets MTN, DSTV offices in Ogun
August 08
14:15 2019
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Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have picketed the MTN and DSTV offices in Ogun state over xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.

The group gathered in their droves at the branches of the South African companies located in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Thursday.

Both offices have been shut by the protesting students.

Led by Azeez Adeyemi, national public relations officer of NANS, the students carried placards with different inscriptions, registering their grievances to the mindless killings of Nigerians and looting of their properties in South Africa.

While speaking with journalists, Adeyemi said the action of the group will send a strong message to the South African government.

“The protest will cut across all states of the federation,” he said.

NANS had earlier shut down offices of MTN and DSTV in Benue and Kaduna states due to xenophobic attacks which led to the death of “118 Nigerians in the last two years.”

While Abah Owoicho, NANS deputy zonal coordinator, zone C, led the protest in Benue, Dominic Philip, the organisation’s director of travels and exchange, had spearheaded the demonstration in Kaduna.

The group had in its previous statement threatened to shut down the South African embassy, DSTV, MTN, and other businesses connected to the country in Nigeria.

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