NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday staged a peaceful demonstration, and also picketing some major South African’s business firms in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
According to reports among the firms picketed werr: MTN offices, Stanbic IBTC bank, among others, while the action led to serious traffic gridlock had vehicular movement disrupted, forcing motorists and motorcyclists plying the Obafemi-Awolowo Way to take alternative route, and was as a result of the incessant killings of Nigerians in South Africa.
The students also carry placards with various inscriptions which read: “We Say No To Xenophobic Attacks”, “We Shall Apply The Third Law of Motion”, “The World Should Know That We Have Been Patience and Tolerant Enough”, “South Africa Has Declared War Against Nigeria”, among others.
The demonstration was monitored by men of the State police command and other security agencies with three security patrol vehicles to ensure the safety of protesters and pedestrians.
The National Public Relations Officer of the Association, Comrade Adeyemi Azeez, while speaking with journalists said the protest is necessary because Nigerians are no longer at peace with the Xenophobic attack in South Africa, ‘and we cannot keep quiet’.
“We cannot watch our brothers in South Africa being killed, our plan is this struggle, we have shutdown MTN Office, Stanbic IBTC Bank and after today if the killing is still continue in South Africa we will now go by the law of motion’.
“For every action there is equal and opposite reaction, our own reaction here will be three times their own reaction. If they kill one Nigerian over there, we will kill three South African here. Destroy a Nigerian business over we will destroy six South African businesses here’,
‘If they reopen any organisation that we have shutdown here, they will see the wrath of Nigerian Students, we will not hesitate to show them what Nigerian students can do”, he stressed.
It would be recalled that the Federal Government had on Wednesday reacted to the killings, sending a steer warning to the South African government to desist from the inhuman act, saying that the unjustifiable killings would no longer be tolerated as Nigerians are already running out of patience with the increasing scourge.
Meanwhile, about 118 Nigerians had been killed in 2016, in South Africa, while till date, an additional 88 Nigerians had been killed in the country.