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Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu vows to Protect Lagos Residents “against any criminal element flying pretentious nationalist flags”



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.


  1. by_stander

    September 4, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I am actually starting to falling in love with this man’s brain. When there are still Nigerians in South Africa, some morons want to start doing rubbish against South African interest in Nigeria.

    As if that is the solution and will not escalate the problem further.

    Thumbs up Sir, ride on. Everyday you show us why you are a better option than any Accountant or Lawyer.


    September 4, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    No one is acting as a nationalist. As a good Nigerian. I am obligated to speak up against social ills by our leaders. including the type that brought you to power called Tinubuocrazy (NOT DEMOCRACY) .Bola Hamed Tinubu O really, really crazy. ordinarily, a dollar counterfeiter like you has no mouth to say anything. The grinch has spoken. Grinchnubu the man who brought you from nowhere to be elected the Governor of Lagos State is the man who has brought this on Lagos State. Lagos and Nigeria will out. Now you know. A word is enough for the wise I just saying,

  3. zzzzzzzzzzz

    September 4, 2019 at 11:46 pm

    Xenophobia, a group of people went to protest at shoprite Jakande yesterday 3rd September and the protest was hijacked by hoodlums, infact one of the protesters was shot by the police. On my way home at about 9:00pm (because of the unusual traffic) I could still see the van which was set ablaze burning. The van as you may know does not belong to a South African and neither were the people who were robbed, the Bank Staff bus that was vandalized or the other shops which were looted because they were in the same shoprite mall.I can bet that even the white men who were harassed in their SUV weren’t south african. I got to my street only to realize that some hoodlums had a fracas that led to the death of one person. Again today I got to my bus top and saw that the whole area was deserted, the hoodlums came back today to unleash terror on people in the area. All these happened because of the the actions of some people in South Africa and I make bold to whether there in South Africa or here in Nigeria we are the losers. The South Africans were fighting us while we are here fighting our selves under the guise of protest. Not one South African died yesterday but you cannot say the same about us here in Nigeria. We cannot even hold a decent protest without it going awry.


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