Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Nigerian police officers kill man during anti-South Africa protest

Men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have killed an unidentified Nigerian man during a protest in Lagos on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The protesters laid siege on an outlet of Shoprite in the Jakande area of Lagos to protest against recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.

South African mobs had launched attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians, and looted and burnt their places of business in suburbs of Johannesburg and surrounding areas on Sunday, September 1, 2019, and Monday, September 2.

The attacks have angered many Nigerians who have called for a boycott of South African businesses, like Shoprite, operating in Nigeria.

When the protest kicked off with disruptive activities inside Shoprite on Tuesday, police officers soon arrived on the scene and locked it, forcing protesters outside.

Some of the protesters were filmed burning tyres and disrupting activities on the Lekki-Epe Expressway while also crowding the entrance of Shoprite.

In the bid to disperse the crowd, officers shot live bullets at the crowd and the unidentified man was hit and died on the scene.

A Police vehicle was also burnt by the protesters.

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