Just In: Xenophobia: Telecommunication company ‘MTN’ closes shops in Nigeria

Telecommunications giant, MTN, has announced the closure of all its shops in the country.

However, this may not be unconnected with the threat by some Nigerians to retaliate the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

There have been attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa, an action which the Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama said that South African government was not doing enough to quell.

The attacks by South Africans also led to an attempt by some Nigerians to raze some South Africa-owned companies in Nigeria, including MTN, Dstv, and Shoprite.

Also, angry Nigerians continued protesting today in some parts of Abuja today.

In a message to its subscribers on Wednesday, MTN Nigeria announced the closure of its shops and the operation of only its online platforms. “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.

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