Xenophobia: Police foil NANS attempt to shutdown MTN, Shoprite in Anambra

Xenophobia: Police foil NANS attempt to shutdown MTN, Shoprite in Anambra

The Nigeria police in Anambra State on Wednesday prevented the National Association of Nigerian students, NANS from shutting down the office of the mobile telecommunication giant; MTN and Shoprite both in Onisha, the State Capital. The swift move by the State Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang, stopped the students who had planned to revenge

The Nigeria police in Anambra State on Wednesday prevented the National Association of Nigerian students, NANS from shutting down the office of the mobile telecommunication giant; MTN and Shoprite both in Onisha, the State Capital.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU

The swift move by the State Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang, stopped the students who had planned to revenge the killing of Nigerians in South Africa, from taking the laws into their hands.

Attempt by members of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) to shutdown the office of the mobile telecommunication giant; MTN in Awka on Wednesday was stalled by the State Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang.

The Commissioner’s summon on to the leaders of students body however deterred their followers who had converged on the Amaenyi office Awka, the Anambra State Capital at about as 8am, saved the day.

The Coordinator and leader of the group, Mr. Anthony Ojiaku, confirmed the summon by the police Commissioner to our reporter.

According to him, “for now we are shelving the protest until after the meeting,” he said.

The State police Commissioner, CP Abang, who spoke explained that he heard the plan and quickly intervened to forestall breakdown of law and order.

NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT. MUHAMMADU BUHARI
SOUTH AFRICA PRESIDENT, MR. CRYRIL RAMAPHOSA

“I have a mandate to protect lives and property in Anambra, and what I did was to summon the leaders of the association to a meeting. They are young and can be violent, but I sat them down and spoke to them like a father.

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“I also told them the implication of what they were about to do, and without deploying force, we were able to make them change their mind.

“I told them the office they were going to attack does not have South Africans inside, but their own brothers and sisters, he said.

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