Updated: Police Shoots Man Dead During Protest At Shoprite Against Xenophobia

Police has reportedly shot a man in Lekki Lagos. The man was part of the mob that invaded Shoprite supermarket in Lagos Tuesday. The man has died as a result of gunshot wounds. The police has not issued a statement yet.

Shoprite had earlier shut it’s outlets at Ikeja City Mall, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping complex Surulere when it’s outlet in Lekki was attacked by irate Lagosians. Lagos is the nation’s business hub. Also attacked today is an office in Apapa, Lagos belonging to MTN, the telecommunication giant. MTN and Shoprite are South African companies.

The angry mob invaded Shoprite in Lekki, Lagos to retaliate the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Nigerians in South Africa have been attacked with their buildings and businesses burnt by a mob of South Africans, alleging they were taking over their jobs and country.

Though they were resisted by policemen at the outlet, they eventually gained access and started throwing away items on the stands.

An MTN office in Apapa Lagos was similarly attacked. But the situation was quickly brought under control. Nigerians on social media have expressed anger over the continued killing of Nigerians and the looting of their properties in South Africa.

Just last week a Nigerian was killed in that country by persons suspected to be police men. He was killed right inside his house in front if his wife and children.

Government response has not met citizens expectation. Tension is building around Nigeria going by comments by Nigerians on social media.

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