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Xenophobia: Youth Attack MTN Office In Uyo, Steal Cash, Destroy Computers

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Some youths in Uyo have today stormed the MTN office located along Ikot Ekpene road Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital.

The youths who are retaliating the consistent attack on Nigerians in South Africa, broke into the crowded shop about 2:30 p.m and destroyed glass doors and windows

According to a saleslady who pleaded anonymity, “They ordered people out, destroyed computers, and took away cash and customers’ phones.”

She stated that nobody was hurt as they all ran out through the backdoor for safety when they saw the attackers.

It is not yet clear if the attack was an isolated incident in Uyo as local authorities and the police are yet to speak on the incident as calls put through to the police spokesperson in the state, Odiko MacDon were not responded to as at press time.

However, a politician, who spoke on condition of anonymity, described the attack as unfortunate and misdirected

“The attack on the MTN shop in Uyo is most unfortunate and misdirected because neither the building nor the computers belong to the South African people or government, even the people working there are our brothers and sisters,” he said



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