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Angry Nigerians storm Shoprite over Xenophobic attacks in South Africa

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Thousands of Nigerians have stormed branches of Shoprite, a South African owned chain store over the recent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Social media was set ablaze after videos of the  recent looting, burning and destruction of Nigeria owned properties, cars, businesses and homes of Nigerian citizens in South Africa surfaced online.

These violent lootings and killings have deeply incited Nigerian to retaliate against South African businesses in Nigeria.

They took to the streets to protest against South African businesses operating in Nigeria. They targeted Shoprite and stormed several Shoprite branches all over Nigeria and vandalised their goods causing them to close down.


Several notable figures have condemned the xenophobic attacks targeted at foreign nationals legally working, running businesses and living in South Africa.

The Xenophobic attacks has also sparked boycott of South African owned Businesses operating in Nigeria such as MTN and DSTV. These attacks threatens to ruin the diplomatic ties between the two African Nations

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to these Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa by sending a Special Envoy to South Africa to convey his grievances to South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, regarding the attacks on Nigerian citizens and properties.

The story continues to develop stay logged on to this portal as we update you as it unravels.

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