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Nigerian Police foil retaliatory attacks on S/African business group, Shoprite, others



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The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday stopped attempts by angry Nigerians at attacking Shoprite and South African owned businesses in different parts of the state.

The attempted attacks are as a result of xenophobic attacks on foreigners in the Southern African country, especially Nigerians, with reports of killings and burning of business premises belonging to foreigners.

The spokesman of the command, Bala Elkana, said that the police had beefed up security, adding that there was no cause for alarm.

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He said: “Attacks on Shoprite and other businesses owned by South Africans met stiff resistance. We have beefed up security everywhere. There is no cause for alarm.”

Some protesters had gathered at the the Ikeja Shopping Mall, while a crowd set bonfires at the entrance of Shoprite at Lekki.

Reports also had it that a crowd that gathered at Shoprite location in Osapa London were stopped by police men who came there in four patrol vehicles.

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