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Xenophobia: Calm returns to Shoprite mall Festac


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Calm appeared to return to Shoprite Mall in Festac following five days of  business inactivity in the shopping mall as a result of reprisal attacks foiled by operatives of Nigerian Police Force last Wednesday.


Our correspondent who visited the mall observed that many of the outlets opened for business.

The South African owned PEP store inside the mall also opened for business, with customers engaging in shopping.


In the same vein, our reporter observed that though customers can be seen buying things in Shoprite, patronage has declined. Only a few persons were seen engaging in commercial activities.

A peek at the popular Silverbird Cinema which brim with activities, is a shadow of itself as the workers had no one to sell movie tickets to.

Despite the snail paced business activities in the mall, the major entrance of the  business hub is still being locked.

The security operatives stationed in the mall tell customers to make use of the second entrance where Festac residents mostly use.





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