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Xenophobia: MTN closes stores in Nigeria

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MTN Group has announced that it has closed its service centres and stores across Nigeria as a precaution given the ongoing anti-South Africa attacks in the West African country. This comes after 4 MTN stores in Nigeria came under attack on 3 September 2019.

The pan-African telecommunications company also revealed that it had to close some stores in Johannesburg as a result of the xenophobic attacks that took place in South Africa’s economic hub over the past several days.

“MTN confirms that over the last day four MTN outlets in Nigeria have been the subject of attacks and we have had to close some stores in Johannesburg. There are no reported injuries.

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“While we remain committed to providing uninterrupted services, the safety and security of our customers, staff and partners is our primary concern. MTN’s stores and service centres in Nigeria have therefore been closed as a precaution.”

Read the full statement by MTN below.

MTN Group stands against xenophobia and damage to property, closes stores in Nigeria as a precaution

MTN Group reiterates its stand against any form of xenophobia and damage to property and remains concerned about the situation in its markets.

MTN confirms that over the last day four MTN outlets in Nigeria have been the subject of attacks and we have had to close some stores in Johannesburg. There are no reported injuries.

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While we remain committed to providing uninterrupted services, the safety and security of our customers, staff and partners is our primary concern. MTN’s stores and service centres in Nigeria have therefore been closed as a precaution.

MTN is working with the relevant authorities and other stakeholders to focus on stabilising the situation both in Nigeria and South Africa and to ensure the safety and well-being of all those impacted by the unfortunate violence. We are also looking at coordinating with key stakeholders to work on medium to long term interventions to this situation.

As a company, we remain committed to ensuring a peaceful, harmonious and respectful relationship with all our stakeholders across Africa.

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