Xenophobic: Youths attack MTN office in Uyo, destroy computers

By AdvocateNews on 04/09/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,341


Some youths in Uyo on Tuesday invaded the MTN office located along Ikot Ekpene road Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital to retaliate the attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.

It was gathered that the attackers 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 said nobody was hurt during the attack, adding that they all ran out of the shop through the backdoor for safety on sighting 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.

Posted 04/09/2019 02:40:44 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Kogi Gov Election: My victory for true democrats...

NECO releases 2020 Exam results, derecognises 12 Schools...

Police dismiss killer-cop over murder of Kolade Johnson...

Anambra Poll: Don't heat up the polity, APC...

You can request to search officers, demand arrest...

2019: INEC gets 108 new applications for party...

Kidnapped Enugu Catholic Priest regains freedom

Biafra: You’ll hear from us – Masked Gunmen...

Gunmen kidnap 12 travellers in Kogi, demand N30million...

Order on ballot box snatchers: We’ll act according...

UNN VC lauds Airtel Nigeria for donating education...

NSIA, Global Citizen launch solidarity support fund to...

 

Latest News Umahi confirms killing of five abducted construction workers in Ebonyi COVID-19 Omicron: UK govt puts Nigeria on red list, bans foreign travellers Air Peace begins flight operations into Anambra Airport December 7 BEWARE! NCC warns telecom consumers against falling prey to cyber-criminals 2023 presidency: Igbos will kneel, prostrate, beg – Ezeife How Nigerian government terrorizes citizens of Sabbath Faith, others DSS arrests General Dambazau Man commits suicide in Delta after killing wife Police declare SS3 student wanted for beating teacher to death in Delta Enugu Court jails seven Yahoo boys over cybercrime EFCC arrests three suspects with 1,144 ATM cards at Kano airport Designate Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, MACBAN, FUNAM terrorist organizations — Ortom tells FG

 

Most Read Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (226,859 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (226,858 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (226,856 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (226,855 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (226,854 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (226,854 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (226,853 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (226,853 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (220,330 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (220,079 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (171,139 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (169,440 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (158) EDITORIAL (18) NEWS (7,398) POLITICS (495) SOCIETY (132) SPORTS (58) BUSINESS (370) HEALTH (59) EDUCATION (50) ENTERTAINMENT (55) INTERNATIONAL (183) TECHNOLOGY (6) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (41)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.