Kwara NANS Shut Down South African Businesses in Ilorin over Xenophobic Attack

Kwara NANs also known as the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Kwara State Axis shut down some South African owned businesses across the state. The affected businesses are DSTV, ShopRite and MTN. This is owing to the incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa.

The students’ body close down ShopRite Mall along Fate road, MTN office at Taiwo road and DSTV office all in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital, among other businesses operated by South Africans in Kwara on Wednesday, 17th July, 2019.

The association believes that South Africans in Nigeria were treated well while their thriving businesses enjoy the protection of the Nigerian government and its people thus killing of innocent Nigerians in South Africa is uncalled for.

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Confirming this, the body released a video and photographs of the students, led by the State chairman of the association, Comrade Saheed Olosasa, gathered in front of the business locations around the state to decry the act and close down their activities.

Earlier, the National leadership of the students’ association had threatened to shut down the South African Embassy in Nigeria. In a statement by the National President, Comrade Danielson Akpan in Abuja where he condemned the recent killing of Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi in her hotel room in South Africa while attending the Conference of the African Insurance Organisation (A10).

The late Mrs Ndubuisi, who was said to be the Deputy Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), was found dead in her room at Emperor’s Palace Casino Hotel and Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 13, 2019. Following an autopsy report released on June 20, 2019, by South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs, which indicated in a Death Certificate that the death was unnatural and suspected to be murder case due to strangulation.

Currently, the official record of Nigerians killed in South Africa has risen to 127 in three and half years.

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