Nigerians begin attack on PEP stores
As reprisal attacks continue unabatted on South African owned businesses and stores owned by MTN and Shoprite, Nigerians have also begun attacks on PEP stores.
Confirming the attack to our correspondent, a staff of one of the PEP stores situated in the popular Cocoa House in Ibadan who pleaded anonymity disclosed that, “as at yesterday when we found out that the MTN and Shoprite stores were being attacked, we were asked by the management to close shop, though we were not attacked because I think those who came on the mission didn’t know as at then that PEP was a South African owned company”.
“As at when we were leaving the vicinity there were already fully armed security operatives within the premises of the mall. As at today PEP stores in Ibadan have also closed for business”.
Political economist magazine can also confirm that the PEP store on Osolo way in Ajao estate, Lagos was also attack by some hoodlums at about past 3pm Wednesday. As at the time of filing this report heavily armed security personnel from the Police, Army as well as the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, LNSC were on ground. The PEP store had been shut as the attack left a lot of the glass windows broken.
Pep is South Africa’s largest single brand retailer. Founded in 1965. It is also the largest single discount retailer in Africa with a footprint in 7 African Countries including Nigeria.