#SayNoToXenophobia: Police Secures Kwara And Enugu Malls
The Police have beefed up security around Enugu and Kwara Shoprite Malls.
Men of the Nigeria Police Force, Kwara Command, have taken over the Kwara Mall, housing Shoprite, and other businesses to prevent possible reprisals following xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police were deployed to the mall, on Fate Road, Ilorin, to forestall any breakdown of law and order.
Shop owners at the mall were told on Tuesday to close shops latest by 8:00 p.m.
Some angry customers were locked in arguments with the police for asking them to leave the mall forcibly.
The command has also beefed up security in the state over possible reprisal attacks by residents of Enugu and its environs on South African businesses.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Enugu that the command has increased patrol in the state especially within the Enugu metropolis.
Amaraizu said that the command has also deployed more policemen to locations where South African owned businesses exist in the state.
The spokesman reminded residents that those working at these South African business concerns within the state were their brothers and sisters.