South African multinational ,MTN Nigeria has announced the closure of all its offices in Nigeria till further notice.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the telecommunications company said it acknowledged that there were attacks on its facilities in Lagos, Ibadan and Uyo.
“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 xenophobic situation in South Africa,” the statement read.
“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 centres will there 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.”
Reports about attacks on foreigners especially Nigerians living in South Africa had gone viral on Monday.
This elicited reprisal from Nigerians against South African Business concerns in Nigeria
South African businesses like MTN ,Shoprite, DSTV a retail store, were also targeted by irate Nigerians who were angered by the killings and looting in South Africa .