Reports have it that a man has been shot dead by police officers outside the Shoprite outlet in Lekki, Lagos. A police vehicle was also reportedly burnt in the fracas.
The shooting was said to have occured as angry Nigerians stormed the mall to protest the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa where Nigerians have been killed and their businesses either destroyed or looted.
The police sent re-enforcements to the area to stop the protesters from invading the Shoprite stores which have been forced to close down in Lekki and Ikeja.
The man who was shot is yet to be identified as at 6pm Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Lagos police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, has confirmed that violence broke out at the Shoprite location in Lekki, but said it was being contained as of Tuesday evening.
The police spokesperson also disclosed that security has been beefed up at other South African businesses across Lagos