Xenophobic attack: Students threaten to destroy all MTN’s masts

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The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has threatened to destroy all masts of telecommunication giant, MTN, across the country.

The students during a protest on Thursday, gave all South African companies operating in Nigeria 48 hours to relocate over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

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They said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria at the office of DSTV, a South African company, in Wuse 2, Abuja, that they had resolved to retaliate.

“All the South African business empires in Nigeria and their collaborators in Nigeria will be affected,” he said.

“I don’t want to say we will be barbaric but we will not be lawful in our actions, we will do it and face the consequences, enough of this rubbish,” President of NANS, Mr. Kadiri Aruna told the news agency.

Meanwhile following the protest and the threat, the Abuja office of MTN has been reportedly shut down just as the company’s head office in South Africa issued a statement, saying it is concerned about the violence which appears to be directed at foreigners in both South Africa and Nigeria.

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