A Nigerian mob laid siege on an outlet of Shoprite located inside Circle Mall in the Jakande area of Lagos State on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
The violent demonstration was in reaction to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa over the past two days. One person shot dead at Circle Mall, Jakande,
Shoprite staff, customers as well as others in the mall were thrown into a state of panic when a group started disruptive activities, knocking items off shelves.
A swift reaction from police officers then forced the protesters out onto the streets where they were filmed burning tires and disrupting activities on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. Many were also reported to have thrown stones at the mall.
Another group of protesters demonstrated peacefully at Ikeja City Mall, Ikeja, which also houses a Shoprite outlet.