The National Association of Nigerian Students on Thursday picketed three South African Companies in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, to protest against frequent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
The other offices picketed were MTN office, MultiChoice DSTV and Stanbic IBTC branch, all in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta.
About 127 Nigerians have died in what are believed to be xenophobic attacks in the last dew years.
The protesting students led by National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi prevented entry and exit at MTN office and Multichoice.
The PUNCH reports that attempts to lock up the Stanbic IBTC branch in the area was rebuffed by both the management staff and security personnel attached to the bank while some policemen in five Hilux vans from zone 2 Area Command were deployed to ensure the protection of lives and property.
The protesters carried placards with different inscriptions such as “South Africans have declared war; Enough is Enough; Nigerian Students can no longer keep quiet while South Africans kill Nigerians and All South African business interests must leave Nigeria now among others.
Adeyemi who addressed newsmen in the front of the affected bank said their action would send a strong signal to the South African government over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.
He said the students’ body could no longer fold its arm and watch Nigerians being killed in South Africa. He said similar protests will occur across the country.