Xenophobia: Shoprite shuts down outlets In Ikeja, Festac over fear of attack


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South African company, Shoprite has shut down operations with staff locked inside its shopping complexes across Lagos.

TheNewsGuru gathered that at the Ikeja outlet located in the Ikeja City Mall, the franchise abruptly shut down operations leaving shoppers confused and perplexed.

A notice on the door reads, “Dear customers, we condemn the xenophobic attacks happening in South Africa in its entirety.

“These attacks are totally incompatible with the values of our company and we are not in any way in support of it.”

The latest development follows xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African migrants in South Africa since August 28, leading to loss of lives and the destruction of dozens of businesses owned by Nigerians.

TheNewsGuru reports that the Festac outlet of Shoprite located in Festival mall, shut down its operations abruptly at about 1pm this afternoon, leaving customers stranded and confused.

Outraged by the situation, several Nigerians have called for a reprisal in the country where South African businesses flourish .

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