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Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by kampari: 2:06pm On Sep 04, 2019
Anger in Nigeria as South Africa xenophobic attacks spark looting

(CNN) — Anti-foreigner attacks in Johannesburg has triggered violence and massive looting of South African-owned brands in Nigeria.

Angry protesters set fire to many entrances leading into a busy mall housing South African retail store Shoprite and looted groceries and toiletries from the supermarket in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial center.
Another outlet belonging to the chain and one owned by South African mobile company MTN were vandalized in Ibadan city in southwest Nigeria on Tuesday despite appeals from the government for peace.

MTN Nigeria also sent messages to its employees to work from home in view of the attacks some of its facilities.

On Wednesday, police fired teargas to disperse a horde of rioters gathered outside many South African-owned outlets in Surulere, a bustling district in Lagos.

Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed said Nigerian investors own significant stakes in South African companies operating in the country and the majority of their employees are also Nigerians.

"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," Mohammed said.

Nigerian music stars Burna Boy and singer Tiwa Savage have also weighed into what has escalated into a diplomatic row between both countries.
Savage canceled an upcoming performance in late September. She said the xenophobic violence provoked the decision.

@TiwaSavage
I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. For this reason I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in Johannesburg on the 21st of September. My prayers are with all the victims and families affected by this.

While Burna Boy said he had not visited South Africa since 2017 after a "xenophobic experience." He vowed not to return until the government "wakes the f**k up and really performs a miracle."

Diplomatic backlash


South Africa is facing criticism over a fresh wave of violence against African immigrants and foreign-owned businesses.

Angry mobs looted, burned and vandalized shops, properties, and vehicles, after violence flared Sunday. South Africa police say five people were killed and 189 people allegedly involved in the violence have been arrested. Many foreign-owned stores were targeted in the violence.

Xenophobic and anti-immigrant attacks are not new in South Africa. Demonstrators forced hundreds of foreigners from their homes and looted some businesses in Durban in April.

They claimed that foreigners had taken jobs that should have been filled by locals.
In 2017, violent anti-immigrant protests broke out in the capital Pretoria and in 2015, several people were killed, and thousands fled after xenophobic attacks across the country.

Ethiopia's foreign ministry on Wednesday said rioters destroyed some businesses owned by its citizens in South Africa in the latest attacks which began in Jeppestown, a neighborhood in Johannesburg, but has quickly spread to other areas.

Students in Zambia demonstrated in front of a South African owned Pick N Pay store on Tuesday in protest against the attacks.

Zambia's transport ministry has also warned truck drivers against traveling to South Africa until security issues have been resolved.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa warned Tuesday that the spate of attacks could trigger violence against its citizens abroad.

"The attacks on people who run businesses from foreign nationals is totally unacceptable," Ramaphosa said."There can be no justification whatsoever about what people are having a grievance over that they should go out and attack people from other countries because when they do so here, they should also know that fellow South Africans will be attacked in other countries," the President said.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/09/04/africa/nigeria-protesters-attack-south-africa-stores-intl/index.html

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Sunofgod(m): 2:08pm On Sep 04, 2019
Tit for tat!

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by KanwuliaExtra: 2:09pm On Sep 04, 2019
Na so IPOB go attack Nigerians from Biafra ke! grin
See SHYTEHOLE vs SHYTEHOLE!
The world is having a goooooooooood laugh!

Let me see if anyone can blame WHITE PEOPLE for this BLACK CURSE! cheesy

The BLACK race is truly SUB-HUMAN!

Kai!!!!! cheesy

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by thesicilian: 2:18pm On Sep 04, 2019
It's this one that CNN will see and write about. But they will choose to remain mute over all the killings in South Africa.

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by vibre: 3:08pm On Sep 04, 2019
A Nigerian snitch named Bukola Adebayo is behind this story. Bukola where you dey when dem dey kill your people for SA? Na now your typewriter begin work abi?

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by helphelp: 3:09pm On Sep 04, 2019
Sad

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by SimSify(m): 3:09pm On Sep 04, 2019
Nigerians looting from fellow Nigerians..

Most of the shops looted in those malls belongs to Nigerians..

Some insensitive Nigerians has capitalized on this xenophobic acts to loot.. Not even to make a statement.. But to loot for personal gains.. This is quite bad..

Most of us are just Hypocrites..we condemn the acts in South Africa but rush to commit the same acts to our fellow countryman here..

Who are we fighting for.. Who are we fighting against..

Seems we losing around.. Pathetic lipsrsealed

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by jabberjawz: 3:09pm On Sep 04, 2019
E done finally reach CNN.....so if naija people no react, na so the whole world for fold hand dey look......Buhari included. angry

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by themonk(m): 3:09pm On Sep 04, 2019
No one has the monopoly of violence, there is only a limit to which you can push someone to a wall without repercussions.

But then, the business models these shops use make the looting affect Nigerians rather than the South African owners. These are franchises and/or business spaces rented by Nigerians under the marketable name of "Shoprite". The infrastructure you can attack but do not loot your fellow Nigerians.

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Oshokomole36(m): 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Justbeingreal(m): 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
undecided


Messed up World..

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by PussyKing(m): 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
Mumu CNN undecided

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by prensis: 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
No one should blame cnn because they are just reporting the truth. If not for the Nigerian police force the looting would have been worse. Instead of the Nigerian youth to storm South African embassy and burn it down.

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Edu3Again: 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
Meanwhile Buhari no care as no fulani nor cow is killed

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by ForeThinker: 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
Naija journalist inside CNN ...#insideLife

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by passyhansome(m): 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
EWRGWREGWGF

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Onyeedum(m): 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
I saw it coming.
They have tried several ways to stop Africa and now this is the only way to stop Africa, to make them fight each other, Africans are coming for everything and they are scared, Africans coming number one in everything, the blindfold dn comot and now we can see, now the only way to distract Africans, is to create Wars, but Africa is the dream land, we will conquer and Africa will be a better place...

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by careytommy37(m): 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
God punish CNN angry

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Notion(m): 3:10pm On Sep 04, 2019
CNN WILL EASILY SEE THIS ONE undecided kiss ...
But the truth is that the goods that was loosted are still owned by Nigeria's, so who is looting who. We are only doing our self cry angry

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by eleko1: 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
cheesy shocked ipobs/Afonjas united to fight dem HIV cargoes. How about dem Arewasatan?

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Vado(m): 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
Useless media outfit. Fake news haven. As if SA didn't burn, pillage, loot & killed.

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by id911(m): 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
May God bless General Sani Abacha, he would have helped us deal a deadly blow to these people. We don't currently have a President but a useless m.oron called Mohammadu Buhari

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by AgentNairaland(f): 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
KILL THEM ALL

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by TheAutoReporter: 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
CNN... Trust them to always twist stories with their sensational headlines...

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by apesinola001(m): 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
Foolish CNN
They Complaint about Nigeria, what about South Africa
Bastard south Africans

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by freemanbubble: 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
Okay

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Ikpeazukerosene: 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
kingemzy5:
To think, most of the lootings are being exercised by our Yoruba brothers... From lekki to surulere to Ikeja dem no even pity dem just dey loot under the guise of fighting back sad up till now we haven't heard of a single mall that was being looted in the South East undecided very mature people with good sense of reasoning.... Nawa oooo naso poverty take wire una

Why should Igbos protest?
Ipobs kill their brothers from abroad who enter Igboland, so why should they protest?

If Ipobs protest, they are only angry with the South Africans for killing Igbos they planned to kill the east.
Breed them like chickens abroad, kill them in Igboland.

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by Nwaohafia1: 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
Okay

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Re: Nigerians React To Xenophobia Attacks By Looting South African Stores- CNN by DennisEche(m): 3:11pm On Sep 04, 2019
kingemzy5:
To think, most of the lootings are being exercised by our Yoruba brothers... From lekki to surulere to Ikeja dem no even pity dem just dey loot under the guise of fighting back sad up till now we haven't heard of a single mall that was being looted in the South East undecided very mature people with good sense of reasoning.... Nawa oooo naso poverty take wire una
you lack sense

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