National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have today taken to the streets of the Adamawa state capital, Yola, to protest against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
Members of the association matched through streets bearing placards with inscriptions such as ‘NANS say no to xenophobia,’ ‘Why to kill our citizens and loot their properties?’ ‘Enough of spiral silence,’ ‘Nigerian students can no longer keep quiet while South Africans kill Nigerians,’ ‘Nigerians are no weaklings or cowards,’ ‘End South African businesses in Nigeria.’
While protesting, the students led by their National Financial Secretary, Danladi Jonah, picketed Yola offices of South African businesses in Nigeria, including Stanbic Bank, DSTV, and MTN.
Danladi Jonah, while addressing the management of Stanbic Bank at the bank’s branch office on Aliyu Mustapha Way, Jimeta, he stated that the branch would remain shut for all of Thursday and Friday as directed by the anti-xenophobia protest from NANS leadership.
“We are giving South African businesses seven days to relocate, after which we will take the next plan of action,” he said.