Xenophobic attacks: First batch of 84 Nigerians return from S/Africa today


Xenophobic attack in South Africa

By Lizzy Okoji

The First batch of 84 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday at 2 p.m. local time via the Murtala Mohammed International Lagos in company of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which disclosed this in an update made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, explained that although 313 Nigerians were confirmed as those to form the first batch of evacuees, only 84 of them would arrive on Wednesday because they were the ones cleared to embark on the flight to Nigeria.

According to the ministry, 640 Nigerians have indicated the desire to return from South Africa and have registered to do so.

The ministry added that the second batch of evacuees would depart Johannesburg for Nigeria on Friday.

“The Air peace air craft which was scheduled to take off at 9 a.m. local time was delayed due to the fact that checking in and clearance procedures by…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria