Protestors attack MTN office in Abuja

Nigerian protesters attacked and vandalised the head office of South African mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja on Thursday in apparent retaliation for anti-Nigerian violence in South Africa, an MTN spokesperson said. "They are protesting against the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. It's our regional head office in Abuja. That's where we have our customer care center," the MTN spokesperson said. "They vandalised equipment, stole customer phones and I-Pads. Some customers too were attacked." A South African government source described the attack as serious. "This wasn't just some people on the street throwing stones. They broke into the building and stole things and broke things," the source said.

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