Lagos State Government has reacted to the attacks on malls at Jakande, Sangotedo and other areas of the state.
A statement on the state’s Twitter account Tuesday night, condemned the action by “people claiming to be acting in retaliation against the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa”.
It said the reprisals were against the Nigerian spirit of accommodation and benevolence that the country and Lagos State in particular is noted for.
“The Federal Government is in dialogue with South African Authorities to stop this obnoxious act. We appeal to our compatriots to eschew violence and any unlawful acts”, it added.
“The Lagos State Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to providing a conducive atmosphere where businesses are conducted without hindrances
“The security agencies have been directed to ensure that law and order prevail in all parts of the State, even as Lagosians are advised to go about their activities without any fear”.
Heavy security has been heightened at some popular malls in the state and MTN headquarters at Falomo in Ikoyi.
Men of the Nigeria Police are protecting Novare Mall at Sangotedo, Circle Mall at Jakande near Osapa London, Maryland Mall, Shoprite in Surulere and Ikeja City Mall.