Xenophobia: Protesters set bonfire on Airport road as Shoprite in Abuja fails to open
Written by darling on September 4, 2019
Youths protesting the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa on Wednesday made a bonfire on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja, a few metres from a South African franchise, Shoprite Mall.
Billowing smoke from the bonfire paralysed vehicular traffic on the Expressway as security agents mounted guard over the shopping mall which failed to open for fear of being attacked.
Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and armed policemen were seen providing security in the area.
Similarly, a branch of Shoprite at Jabi, Abuja, was under heavy police protection to deter would-be protesters or looters.