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MTN Nigeria has announced the closure of its offices nationwide and has also directed its workers to stay at home.

However, the telecom company said its social media handles, mobile app, and call centers are available to attend to subscribers’ concerns.

The telecom company also directed all its stores and service centers to be closed as a precaution until further notice.

Nigeria’s largest telecom company, as well as other South African companies operating in Nigeria, are facing reprisal attacks from Nigerians due to ongoing xenophobia in South Africa.

On the company’s social media handle, MTN said, “Dear customer, all MTN shops are closed today.

“You can reach us on call center 180, Twitter @MTN180, Facebook @MTNloaded, email customercare3@mtn.com, and chat on myMTN App.”

The company said it would continue to provide uninterrupted services as it was concerned about the safety and security of its customers, members of staff and partners.

It was gathered that security operatives stood guard at the head office of the company on Wednesday to avert the destruction of property.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the CEO, MTN Nigeria, Ferdi Moolman, said the company was against all forms of violence and xenophobia.

“MTN Nigeria strongly condemns hate, prejudice and xenophobia and reiterate our unequivocal condemnation of all violence.

“We seek to connect people, bring people together and provide a platform for everyone’s voice to be heard.

“We are against all forms of bigotry and discrimination; they should have no place in society,” he added.