Verification’s by KikioTolu News has revealed that angry Nigerians didn’t burn down MTN office in Lagos state, on the 3rd of September 2019.
We earlier reported that angry Nigerians burnt down a MTN office in Lagos state, in a sort of retaliation to the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
This report is false, the said event actually happened in March 2015.
The news must have made way to social media due to the recent crisis in the country. The recurring attacks on Nigerians in the country are part of wider xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the rainbow nation.
The South African government has also gone on to deny reports that there are ongoing Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country, stating that the incidents sighted on social media are just sporadic acts of violence.
The country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Monroe, made this known when he met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in Abuja this morning.
Speaking at a media briefing after the meeting with Onyeama, Monroe said the recent attacks were not ”xenophobic” in nature but are rather mere ‘sporadic acts of violence’.
According to Monroe, businesses belonging to other South Africans were also affected in the violence that erupted yesterday Monday September 2nd.