Some days back, a Nigerian raised an alarm that he was denied entry into the supermarket located at Gwarinpa, Abuja, but now, the management of the supermarket has said Nigerians are denied entry because of their nefarious activities, adding that Nigerians are allowed to enter individually and not in group.
According to DailyTrust who visited the place, their reporters were also denied entry as the gateman, Maxwell, said they were more than one. “You can only be allowed in if you are accompanied by policemen, because you are more than one” he said.
One of the attendants, Samuel Azenda said the supermarket reached the decision after it was robbed by Nigerians in May, during which more than N2.5m was stolen. He said until May, the gate was always open to all and sundry. The owners of the supermarket were said to have been flown to China for medical treatment as a result of the injuries sustained during the robbery.
Azenda, who was beaten during the robbery said about five personnel were beaten after a group of four armed men entered the premises in May. He said the case was reported at the Gwarinpa Police Station adding that the decision of the management to ban Nigerians from entering the premises was not geared to discriminate between tribe and colour.