Xenophobia: Next Batch Of Nigerians To Return On Tuesday

Channels Television  
Updated September 16, 2019

 

The next batch of Nigerians returning from South Africa is set for Tuesday.

The Air peace flight is expected to land at the OR Tambo in the morning for the evacuation.

The Federal Government had on Wednesday evacuated 187 Nigerians from South Africa following xenophobic attacks by its citizens on foreigners.

The first batch experienced delay in their flight because the South African officials insisted that some of the evacuated Nigerians did not have travel documents.

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The 187 returnees were the first batch of the 640 Nigerians, who registered for evacuation following the xenophobic attacks.

Meanwhile over the weekend, hundred of people, including South Africans, marched against xenophobia, this comes after  President Cyril Ramaphosa sent Special Envoys to Nigeria and seven other countries to reassure them South Africa remains committed to peace on the continent and the rule of law.

Channels Television also visited one of the guest houses where the voluntary evacuees are being accommodated ahead of their flight home.












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