An Enrage Mob Attack Shoprite At Lekki In Lagos Over Xenophobic Attack In South Africa

Due to the continuous attack by South African against Nigeria in South Africa, an enrage Mob has attack shoprite over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa thereby destroying cables and wires inside the Lekki shoprite in Lagos.

Lekki has been crowed with Police due to this incidence to prevent the more attack from Nigerians and to stop the destruction of equipments.

Will fighting South African companies/business in Nigeria stop the Xenophobic attack?

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  • I don't think so why can't they just have a dialogue and settle order stuff all this fighting of a thing cannot settle anything rather it will escalate and cause more trouble to the Citizens of the country

    - Nnamani Josh - 2019-09-03 22:53:04 Quote

  • God protect Nigerians out there.

    It's actually funny how everyone is looking for someone to blame instead of trying to profer lasting solutions.

    Some are even making it into memes and jokes while we have some enjoying banters between celebrities.

    Bottom line, we need more sensible and sensitive youths that won't fight violence with violence

    My country is weak, her people are weaker

    God help us all!!!

    - Temitope Asigidi - 2019-09-03 23:03:22 Quote

  • To my own view, I don't think attacking shoprite and others South African investment here in Nigeria will solve the xenophobic attack in South Africa. The best option to the problem is that our government should rise up and find a solution to it before it is too late. 

    - Ismail Mutholib - 2019-09-03 23:05:46 Quote

  • Due to the continuous attack by South African against Nigeria in South Africa, an enrage Mob has attack shoprite over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa thereby destroying cables and wires inside the Lekki shoprite in Lagos.

    - Philip Onuchukwu - 2019-09-03 23:14:24 Quote

  • Inasmuch this is not a good way to tackle the issue at hand but it's clearly a way some Nigerians think they can register their displeasure on the incessant attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

    Our government should take drastic steps that will make its citizens believe they are tackling the issue head on. 

    - Adedayo Salami - 2019-09-03 23:23:16 Quote

  • It's a tense situation. I doubt retaliation will change anything but it'll be good if the Nigerians there can safely come back to guarantee safety of  their lives right here in Nigeria.

    - Marvellous Sam-kayode - 2019-09-03 23:31:35 Quote

  • It's quite unfortunate that such reprisal attack doesn't put an end to the crisis. It only aggravates it. The government need to take proactive measures in order to deal with this menace. 

    - Olawale Odewole - 2019-09-03 23:35:29 Quote

  • We don't need to fight them, it won't help matters. I think the federal government should close down the South African companies until the South African governments and leaders do something about it and ensure that it doesn't happen. This should be done to show them how hurt we are and how bad we feel. 

    - Adebayo Agboola - 2019-09-03 23:38:44 Quote

  • Yes it would stop it.  When we destroy their companies here,  the companies would be forced to intercede or intervene  for Nigerians over there in other to save their companies from being destroyed 

    - Francis Ekezie - 2019-09-03 23:50:20 Quote

  • This issue is as complicated as it appears and we seem not to even be getting close to the solution needed. What then can be done?  God have mercy but why does it feel like we'll complain for a while and then shut up again?! 

    - Alalade Oyindamola - 2019-09-03 23:50:35 Quote

  • Xenophobia is the fear of a stranger or a foreigner. It is so funny how they can use such words on us Nigerians in out own land. We are one African,  we are met to  be together but I guess it isn't always so 

    - Inegbedion Omonele - 2019-09-03 23:53:22 Quote

  • Black hating black is the reason why the growth is taunt..If I don't love you like my black brother, what else do I want?

    This thing keeps happening due to weakly govt we have, our governments are so dumbed  to this issue because is not their family members involved in it. I guess is until one of their family member is involved that's when they will be quick to intervene.😭😭😭 God please 🙏

    Every black must have each other's back if they wanna be in front
    That's what we want, ONE LOVE.

    - Idris Owolabi - 2019-09-04 00:32:07 Quote

  • I am seriously against these xenophobic attacks but I feel that boycotting South African affiliated enterprises is not really the wisest choice as it also affects Nigerians working in these enterprises as they feed their various families from the money gotten from here and this should be put into consideration

    - David Akpabio - 2019-09-04 00:34:57 Quote

  • I've seen recent videos of touts and angry mobs breaking into shoprite, destroying and carting away valuables. I'm beginning to see an ulterior motive other than protesting, most of these people are taking this opportunity to rob shoprite. Other than protesting, our people are stealing. God help us

    - Damilare Adekanmi - 2019-09-04 00:51:54 Quote

  • Fighting south Africa businesses in Nigeria such as MTN and DSTV won't resolve the issue. It isn't the first time of the xenophobic atrack and this is the best time for our leaders to stand out and resolve the issues through dialogue. At least whatever is to be done as to be in consideration to our fellow Nigerians residing over there.

    - Caleb Okekwu - 2019-09-04 00:51:56 Quote

  • No it wont. diplomatic relations and strategies should be brought to the fore. The leaders of both countries should come together and let a sanctionable rule be implement and imposed as a deterrent to futuristic attacks such as xenophobia.

    - Chinonso Henry Ikueze - 2019-09-04 01:06:37 Quote

  • Painful as it is, replicating the barbaric act of South Africans is not the way forward. I think there should be a diplomatic way to handle it and such Nigerian govt. and South African govt. should act immediately to salvage this nonsense. 

    - Nicodemus Baba - 2019-09-04 02:44:16 Quote

  • Burning down this firms will create more unemployment in nigeria because all there workers are nigerians..we should appeal to the government and world bodies to help save them.. Then we should also pray for them

    - Collins Ebuka - 2019-09-04 02:50:17 Quote

  • South Africa established major businesses in the Nigerian soil but it seems they forgot that when attacking Nigerians in their country.I just hope vandalizing their companies doesn’t cause any harm to any innocent Nigerian.

    - Eric Kalu - 2019-09-04 03:27:22 Quote

  • Certainly not, it can never and will never stop it. rather it will create more harm than good to everyone and everything both in Nigeria and in South Africa. Destroying things made by South Africans is not the solution. so this should stop please this issue can be resolved  amicably if the Government can stand up and do something urgently.

    - Martha Chinaza - 2019-09-04 03:59:46 Quote

  • We can't use fire to quench fire we must learn to apply wisdom in doing things destroying their companies might only increase the xenophobia act  because the S.A. might only see it as a threat and remember there are still a lot of Nigerians in S.A. so lets try to help those ones make it back to their country.

    - Ayodele-olorunfemi Praise - 2019-09-04 04:48:42 Quote

  • It totally not right fighting the south Africans that are living here in Nigeria.. because they know nothing about the cause of the attack from the south Africans to Nigerian . there is better way of settling this than fighting 

    - David Akwe - 2019-09-04 05:42:44 Quote

  • I will say yes because if South Africans who owns companies are freely doing there business activities in Nigeria who out no attack or discrimination why will there no the reverse on use over will really help because there government will quickly do something about it.

    - Olakojo Yusuf - 2019-09-04 05:58:19 Quote

  • Burning down or fighting south African's companies in Nigeria won't change anything the killings are happening in South Africa not in Nigeria fighting those companies will only worsen things

    - Sylvester Daniel ovie - 2019-09-04 05:58:59 Quote

  • It can not stop the violent but Nigerians are left with no option since the government is not taking any drastic measures against South Africa because it becoming unbearable for Nigeria in South Africa.. 

    - James Musa - 2019-09-04 06:10:00 Quote

  • In my own opinion ,the best thing to do is to boycott their products 

    The leaders so do something fast and let them call a spade a spade 

    - Felix Cecilia - 2019-09-04 06:11:56 Quote

  • Even if destroying the South Africa owned companies in Nigeria won't stop the Xenophobic act, we won't just sit and watch them kill our brothers over there without doing something

    - James Ifesinachi - 2019-09-04 06:46:13 Quote

  • Its not going to stop anything, but we should not fold our arms like nothing is happening. At least we didn't kill anyone, just a little destruction of property now they will feel how we've been feeling when they kill our people. Its even high time the AU African Union start acting like a body that have interest of African at heart.

    - Ankuma Israel Philip - 2019-09-04 06:47:22 Quote

  • Fighting South Africa business over here will not stop the Xenophobia attack over there in South Africa, but at least a message will be sent.they should know their brother and sisters also have properties over here in Nigeria , message have too be sent that all.

    - Emmanuel Iseguan - 2019-09-04 06:57:14 Quote

  • Fighting south African companies and business in Nigeria will not solve the problem why? Because Nigerians benefit much more from these companies/business and most Nigerians are staff there. Rather I think that the Government should stand up to resolve this issue of killing our brothers and sisters in south Africa

    - Michelle Ezinne - 2019-09-04 06:58:27 Quote

  • Well, at times we can not use violence to solve violence. So, destroying South Africans based Business investments in Nigeria can not solve the problem at hand. It is out of annoyances and angers that these destructions is happening in Nigeria. But what annoyed me in the protest is that a police shot a protester in Nigeria. But we have not heard any South African Police killing any South African even in the attack in South Africa. The Police has to calm the protesters down in Nigeria not to shoot at them. So attacking and destroying companies owned by South Africans in Nigeria is never an antidote to the current issue at hand. Because using violence to solve this xenophobic attack can only result in breaking the synergy between Nigeria and South Africa.

    - Edime Yunusa - 2019-09-04 07:04:30 Quote

  • Both governments of the two countries should take drastic measures by purnishing the perpetrators,fighting back will lead to loss of opopportunities like other foreign trades, investors into Nigeria . We should be wise enough 

    - Omokaro Joseph - 2019-09-04 07:04:45 Quote

  • I really reason with my fellow brothers and sister over there in Lagos. But, the step taking by then through the destruction of cables and other valuables will not bring an end to the killing in South Africa. Let's embrace peace and sort this issue in a legal and acceptable way and not through violence.

    - John Jakada - 2019-09-04 07:07:18 Quote

  • Nigerians and their funny ways of retaliating. How is destroying shoprite in any way the solution to xenophobic attack. What is properties when we're talking about life? A lot of Nigerians lost their lives in the process and they are there destroying shoprite.

    - Kehinde Oladipupo - 2019-09-04 07:11:18 Quote

  • Doing this will. It stop the attack on Nigerians, as well as I do not suppose the attack on these companies, it will be nice if we can boycott their goods and products for a while just to show that we are not happy with these actions.

    An eye for an eye will make the world go blind

    - Umukoro Emmanuel - 2019-09-04 07:15:48 Quote

  • I wonder why south Africa attack and kill nigeria like this, I think government should step on to this matter and that is how xenophobia will stop, not fighting them back.

    - Sixnine Hansmil - 2019-09-04 07:33:42 Quote

  • Fighting, destroying of properties among others is not the way forward to stop the killings in South Africa through xenophobic attack. Left to me negotiation and dialogue are the way forward.

    - JOHN David J. - 2019-09-04 07:42:10 Quote

  • We think we re paying them back by destroying their properties 

    We are just rendering out fellow  Nigerians jobless by doing such which is helping them achieve their goal 

    - Solomon Nganwuchwu - 2019-09-04 07:43:39 Quote

  • I know Nigerians will retaliate but this wouldn't solve the problem considering that those buildings are Nigerian property. Shoprite only hired the space to do business. They are killing our brothers and in return we are destroying our own properties

    - Victor Daniels - 2019-09-04 07:56:20 Quote

  • We are taking a very wrong approach in battling this Matter honestly, because thinking about it, South Africans are not the ones working in those companies, Shutting them down means rendering our own fellow Nigerians Jobless and affecting their sources of income, I think the Government should look for a more diplomatic approach to settling this issue 

    - ABOOLUWA Olaniyan John - 2019-09-04 08:14:01 Quote

  • Yes this is Nigeria, the thing is we take laws to our hand which isnt good.

    This one that Nigerian are giong to shoprite to spoil the thing there don't we know that this same shoprite is  owned by south Africa but Nigerian are the share holder let understand the facts that some people in Nigeria own the goods in shop rite and not south aficans

    - Adepitan Adebimpe - 2019-09-04 08:19:30 Quote

  • Nigerians are only angry for their brothers are been killed by the South Africans. But attacking their companies and businesses here in Nigeria will not stop the xenophobic attack, but will only make it worst.

    - Precious idisi - 2019-09-04 08:24:54 Quote

  • I think its would never stop the killing of our brothers.our president need to call on south African president,to do something about this or else all the south Africa companies should be closed down till further notice

    - Idiris Opeyemi - 2019-09-04 08:26:15 Quote

  • I have never seen violent retaliation as a way of bringing Understanding. Although I don't like what South Africans are doing to Nigerians but considering Nigeria economy will burning down those ShopRite improve our economy? Let's reconsider and allow the UN to intervene.

    - Okoro Lucky - 2019-09-04 08:30:34 Quote

  • It won't stop the attack.  Two wrongs can not make a right. Mind you, let's all note that these South Africans companies are affiliated to Nigerians that also own them. We would only end up injuring and harming our fellow Nigerians.

    - Abdulafiz Musa - 2019-09-04 08:39:21 Quote

  • hearing this xenophobic attack happening once again in South Africa is just disheartening, and you don't expect Nigerians who are armless to just sit down and watch, they have to do something, even if it cost destroying largest mobile network in Nigeria which is MTN. 

    - Owolabi Ridwan - 2019-09-04 08:41:36 Quote

  • To me, i think yes so far our so called government can not do anything to it and there in SA their police can't stop them from blood shedding of our fellow Nigerians and how own police are stopping us and in this situation a police killed a Nigerian in Lagos yesterday,this is bad and if they are planning to do something,they should before it goes worst than expectation

    - Jimoh Micheal - 2019-09-04 08:43:35 Quote

  • Honestly, this is so sad. Africa is meant to be united and not fighting each other. I don't think Nigeria's reaction will solve anything and I think it will only get South Africa more enraged. I feel the only way to settle this is for the two presidents of both countries to have a meeting and conclude on a peace treaty. A lot of lives has been lost and plenty have fallen. It needs to end. 

    - Adeboyejo Daniel - 2019-09-04 08:47:20 Quote

  • Violence will only lead to more violence, as the Nigerians are retaliating because of the attack by the south Africans, so will the South Africans when the also learn of the attacks by Nigerians even though the South Africans started it all

    - Terrence Udin - 2019-09-04 08:48:35 Quote

  • President Muhammadu Buhari has dispatched a Special Envoy to convey to his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, his concerns and also interact with his South African counterpart on the situation,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his media aide, Segun won't bcos diplomqatic action has been taken to stop the killings.

    - Ukpai Augustine Chinedu - 2019-09-04 08:50:29 Quote

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