The Lagos State Police Command has reacted to the attempted attacks on Shoprite and other South African businesses in different parts of the state.
The police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, told The PUNCH that the police had beefed up security, adding that there was no cause for alarm.
He said, “Attacks on Shoprite and other businesses owned by South Africans met stiff resistance. We have beefed up security everywhere. There is no cause for alarm.”
While some protesters besieged the Ikeja Shopping Mall, a crowd set bonfires at the entrance of Shoprite at Lekki.
Online videos also showed four police patrol vans at the mall at Osapa London as a crowd attempted to enter the mall.
The outrage followed reported killings of Nigerians in South Africa.