Popular e-commerce store, Jumia, has been shut down over Nigerian mayhem in solidarity with victims of police brutality.
https://www.jumia.com.ng/ by NPO Reports confirmed the situation.
According to a statement and a tweet by Jumia Nigeria, the site was shut down to mourn victims of protests against police brutality in Nigeria with plans to resume at the end of curfew.
It also appealed to its stakeholders to join in the show of solidarity to mourn the victims while expressing the wish that Nigeria emerges from the challenge as a stronger nation bound in peace and unity.
Jumia Nigeria tweeted: "We express our sadness with the unfortunate events of the past days and wish to honour those who have passed with a 24-hour vigil on the Jumia site. #StaySafeNigeria"
The statement issued also reads: “With sadness and heavy hearts, it is our wish to honour those who have died in the course of these protests, with an online midnight to dawn curfew on Jumia site starting at midnight 22-10-2020 and ending at 8am, 23-10-2020.
"We ask all our customers, sellers, partners and stakeholders to join us as we use this medium to express our sorrow. We will resume our operations at the end of the curfew and continue serving our customers and sellers.
"It is our prayer that the unfortunate events of the past days will strengthen our commitment to work together as one people and one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.”