Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu tours looted malls
By Guardian Exclusive
08 September 2019 | 6:48 pm
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu visited the Novare Mall, Sangotedo, to assess the vandalisation and looting that took place at the mall on Tuesday.
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