Xenophobia: Shoprite, businesses shutdown operations in Festival mall
South African-owned company,Shoprite and other businesses located in Festival Mall, Festac in Lagos State on Wednesday, closed, due to fears of reprisal attacks, over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
When our correspondent visited Shoprite in Festac town within Lagos metropolis it was observed that business facilities operative inside the mall, including Shoprite were under lock and key.
TheNewsGuru gathered that armed policemen were already drafted in the business premises, so as to ward off any possible protest around the vicinity.
In the same vein, a visit by our correspondent reveal that the Adeniran Ogunsanya mall located in Surulere is on total lock-down. Individuals who own businesses in the mall were not allowed entry. They were told by Police officers to check by on Friday when the pressure might have dwindled.