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Xenophobia: Lagos Decries Attacks On Shoprite And Pep       

The Lagos State Government has condemned the recent attacks on South African businesses operating in Nigeria.

Funsho Akinwale

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, condemned the attacks on South African businesses, including Shoprite, Pep and other outlets located in some parts of the state.

The attacks are believed to be retaliation of the Xenophobic attacks on some Nigerians based in South Africa, leading to many deaths with lots of properties destroyed.

Gbenga Omotosho, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said in a statement that the attacks on Shoprite and Pep were needless since the Federal Government had begun dialogue with the South African government over the issue.

“The Federal Government is in dialogue with South African Authorities to stop this obnoxious act.

“We appeal to our compatriots to eschew violence and any unlawful acts.

“The Lagos State Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to providing a conducive atmosphere where businesses are conducted without hindrances.

“The security agencies have been directed to ensure that law and order prevail in all parts of the state, even as Lagosians are advised to go about their activities without any fear,” Omotosho said.