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XENOPHOBIA: MTN closes Nigeria outlets over retaliation fears

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Telecommunications giant, MTN, on Wednesday announced the closure of all its outlets in Nigeria.

This followed retaliatory attacks in Nigeria over Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Attacks by South Africans had led to attempts by some Nigerians to raze some South Africa-owned companies in Nigeria including MTN, Dstv, and Shoprite.

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In a message to its subscribers on Wednesday, MTN Nigeria announced the closure of its shops and the operation of only its online platforms.

The message read, ”Yello! Our shops are unavailable today. You can reach us on Twitter– @MTN180,, chat on MyMTN App. For Call Center dial 180”.

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