Telecommunications company; MTN has ordered a shutdown of all its service centers in the wake fo the recent attacks being carried out by angry Nigerians in three major locations; Lagos, Ibadan, Akwa Ibom in the country.
“MTN Nigeria Communications Plc confirms that over the last day, our facilities, customers and some of our stakeholders have been the subject of attacks in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobia situation in South Africa.
“We have confirmed reports of attacks in Lagos, Ibadan, and Uyo.
“While we remain committed to providing uninterrupted services, the safety and security of our customers, staff, and partners is our primary concern.
“All MTN stores and service centers will, therefore, be closed as a precaution until further notice.
“MTN condemns any acts of violence, prejudice, and xenophobia and remains absolutely committed to ensuring a peaceful harmonious and respectful relationship with all communities in Nigeria and across Africa.
“We are engaging all relevant authorities in this regard and we urge them to act swiftly to reduce tensions both in South Africa and Nigeria. We will provide further updates as and when possible”