Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday disrupted operations at the Kaduna and Benue offices of the South African telecommunication company, MTN.
Naija News understands that the students were protesting the xenophobic attacks and killing of 118 Nigerians in the last two years in South Africa.
The NANS director, Travels and Exchange, Dominic Philip explained in Kaduna that the step was necessary to curb further attacks, looting, destruction and mindless killing of African nationalities, particularly Nigerians in South Africa.
The NANS official equally said that Nigeria played a big brotherly role by opening economic opportunities for South African citizens to invest in the Nigerian market.
Philip, however, noted that South Africa had allowed Nigerians to suffer all forms of discrimination, including murders and looting of their businesses, instead of reciprocating the gesture from Nigerians.
He said: “Available record has shown that the levels of attacks on Nigerians is on astronomical rise, with the recent killing of Nigerian by South Africans, on July 20 increasing the number to 118 in the last two years.
“Out of this number, 13 were reportedly killed by South African Police in an extra-Judicial manner.
“It appears that the South African government is incapable of bringing their citizens to order and stop the killings, leaving us with no option than to picket South African businesses in Nigeria until the killing is stopped.
“We, therefore, want the South African government to investigate and provide accurate number of Nigerians so far killed and prosecute perpetrators of xenophobic attacks to ensure justice for the victims.
“We equally want the government to generate data of all Nigerians, whose properties were bunt or looted for immediate compensation.”