Students under the aegis of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday shutdown Shoprite mall and MTN office at Ring-road in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
According to the reports, the protesting students decision were prompted by the rampant cases of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
It was gathered that the protesting students stormed the South African-owned enterprises around 12pm with placards carrying inscriptions such as: “South Africans must go”, ”Enough of the killing of our brothers, sisters, and relatives in South Africa”, ”You can’t continue to kill our people and still feed fat on us” and many other inscriptions.
It is recalled that the leadership of the students’ body in Oyo State last week Thursday met with the Telecommunication Service Provider, MTN, and the Management of Shoprite to address the unending xenophobic attacks targeted at Nigerians in South Africa.
At the meeting, the students made it clear that the call for picketing of South African businesses by Comrade Bamidele Akpan led association cannot be said to be out of place, considering the continual killings and humiliation, looting and destruction of businesses, shops and facilities belonging to Nigerians in South Africa.