The Management of Shoprite Mall in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has
shut the Mall to forestall possible attack by aggrieved Nigerians in
repraisal to the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.
Armed Policemen have also cordoned off the premises to forestall possible breakdown of law and order.
heavily police were in the state capital were MTN, DSTV and GoTV
offices, as well as other businesses with South African interests.
out our Correspondent visited the Shoprite Mall, stern looking
Policemen barricaded the entry gate and turned back all vehicles.
contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, a
Superintendent of Police, said that the Police took the deployed
officers to businesses with South African interests to prevent breakdown
of law and order in the state.
He said that the condoning off was the offshoot of the protest by Nigerians following the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.