- Spar stores in Nigeria are being lauded for their compassionate response to the looting of a store in Lekki
- The Spar Nigeria Twitter account shared images of the store and said they are standing with Nigeria
- This wholesome response has boosted Spar's image across the continent as tweeps thank them for understanding
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Spar stores in Nigeria have shown compassion and love in their recent posts on Twitter. A Spar store was reportedly looted in Lekki, a city in Lagos State, Nigeria. Instead of calling the looters out, Spar Nigeria showed compassion. They wrote:
"Our Lekki store has been vandalised and looted. But, we acknowledge that this is only a setback compared to the larger issues we are all facing as a nation, and our thoughts and prayers remain with Nigerians everywhere, and for a peaceful resolution to various issues at hand."
A second tweet from Spar, in which they shared pictures of the looted store, solidified the Spar groups stance on the unrest in Nigeria. Part of the tweet read: "We stand with you Nigeria."
Take a look at their first tweet below:
This was Spar Nigeria's second tweet with images of the looted store:
Here's what some tweeps had to say to Spar Nigeria:
"What a way to define understanding and caring. #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera"
"God will replenish every loss a million-fold."
Briefly.co.za recently wrote an explainer about the unrest in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently the most populated country on the continent with 206 million citizens, according to the latest statistics. For the past two weeks, the nation has been experiencing major unrest with youth-led groups protesting police brutality and the lack of employment opportunities.
These protests were unexpected and sudden to the authorities and many feel that it may well be a sign that the political landscape in the country is set to change. Early in October, rallies sparked in the Edo and Delta states after a video of a man being beaten to death by what is believed to be members of the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Before long, the protests spread to the nation's economic hub in Lagos, seeing hundreds of activists uniting in the call to disband the police unit.
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