Xenophobia: Ogun students protest against South Africans enters second day

The protesting students
Femi Adediran
The ongoing protest against South African owned businesses in Ogun state by the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS) has entered into day two in Abeokuta, the State capital.
The protests grounded business owned by South Africans in Ogun State since Thursday, owning to incessant attacks and killing of Nigerians in South Africa.
The South Africa firms picketed included, MTN Offices, Stanbic IBTC Bank among others located  in Abeokuta.
Staff Of MTN In Oke-Ilewo could not gain access into the office leading to the stoppage of commercial activities by the students body.
The demonstration put a stop to transactions at the bank as customers transacting at the ATM point vacated immediately.
The protest was led in the State by the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Comrade Azeez Adeyemi in accordance with national Secretariat’s direction that all South African businesses in the State be locked down.
In the second day of the protest, just like the previous day the protest started around 7:30 am after which the students locked all IBTC bank, MTN and Multi-choice outlets all in the State capital.
Speaking during the protest, the apex students body’s spokesperson Comrade Azeez Adeyemi said this protest will continue until the national executive of NANS sit and review its decision on the matter.
His words, “NANS leadership has resolved to champion the struggle for the restoration of normalcy against the inhumane, brutal and unaccommodating styles of the South Africans and also the deliberate lackadaisical attitudes of the South African government towards the killings, looting and maiming of Nigerians resident in south Africa.
“NANS shall not continue to pretend as if we are not concerned about the heartlessness of south Africans on our people,at such we have moved our struggles out of the stage of street protests to truncating of South African businesses thriving well in Nigeria.
 “After the seventh day of this struggle,and this acts still continues, we shall be left with no other option than to apply the third law of motion (for every action, there is an opposition reaction)”
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