Following the protests erupted by the killing of Nigerians in South Africa, some aggrieved Nigerians have begun to take laws into their own hands by destroying businesses such as MTN which belong to South Africans in the country.
The MTN office in the Bodija area of Ibadan was on Tuesday evening, attacked by some individuals and set on fire. As a result, cars plying the Agodi/ Government Secretariat road which leads to the University of Ibadan campus were stuck in traffic for many hours.
However, officers attached to the Oyo state police command were quickly mobilized to the different MTN outlets in the city as a similar incidence occurred along the MKO Abiola Way.
According to reports, the youths who had mobilized themselves almost gained entry into the shopping mall but were promptly stopped by the officers.
Speaking to newsmen about the incidence, an eyewitness said, “but for the timely intervention of the policemen, the irate mob was set to vandalize the main hall of the MTN business center when policemen hurriedly cordoned off the premises.
“Many staffers of the company (MTN) were in a panic mood when the incident occurred.”