Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-olu, on Tuesday, September 3, condemned the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Sanwo-olu also cautioned those engaged in violent protests and disruption of activities in legitimate business establishments in the state.
He condemned the attacks via his Twitter page. He wrote:
While the Federal Government takes diplomatic and proactive actions to protect our brothers and sisters, as the Chief Security Officer of Lagos, I will protect the residents of Lagos against any criminal elements flying pretentious nationalist flags.
I am saddened by reports of violent and criminal activities against legitimate businesses across Lagos over #Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
Do not allow yourself be used as a tool by criminal elements.