MTN Shuts Down Operations in Nigeria


Multinational mobile telecommunications company, MTN, has closed down all of its offices and retail outlets in Nigeria following attacks targeting its offices and facilities.

The closure is until further notice

The telecommunication company had on Tuesday condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa and also told its staff to stay away from work.


MTN conveyed the information to all of its customer via a statement released on Wednesday, the telecommunications company said it has confirmed attacks on its facilities in Lagos, Ibadan and Uyo.


“We have confirmed reports of attacks in Lagos, Ibadan and Uyo. While we remain committed to providing uninterrupted services, the safety and security of our customers, staff and partners is our primary concern.


“All MTN stores and service centres will there be closed as a precaution until further notice.


“MTN condemns any acts of violence, prejudice and xenophobia and remains absolutely committed to ensuring a peaceful, harmonious and respectful relationship with all communities in Nigeria and across Africa.


“We are engaging all relevant authorities in this regard and urge them to act swiftly to reduce tensions both in South Africa and Nigeria. We will provide further updates as and when possible”, the statement from the telecom company read

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