MTN Closes All Nigerian Outlets Over Xenophobia Attacks

  • Minister blames the attack on ineffective policing.
  • MTN operating on all online platforms.

South African telecommunication outfit, MTN has announced the closure of all its shops in Nigeria.

This move could be traced to the threat by some Nigerians to reciprocate the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa which some mob had carried out yesterday across the country.

It could be recalled that there had been series of attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa which have led to the loss of lives and properties and the minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama had condemned the attack blaming ineffective policing and added that the South African government was not doing enough to quell.

READ: Xenophobia: FG Recalls Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa

In reprisal attacks in Nigeria against South Africa, some Nigerian youths attempted to raze some South African owned companies in the country including MTN, Dstv, and Shoprite.

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

”Yello! Our shops are unavailable today. You can reach us on Twitter- @MTN180,, chat on MyMTN App. For Call Center dial 180. Thank you.

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