Nigerian mission in South Africa says 400 Nigerians have registered to be evacuated from South Africa back home, following the xenophobic attacks.
Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, says that Air Peace had offered to airlift those willing to return home sequel to the attacks on Nigerians and their businesses by South Africans.
According to him, the first batch of Nigerians who are willing to return home will be repatriated on Wednesday.
Also, President of the Nigeria Citizens Association, South Africa (NICASA), Ben Okoli, says all efforts were geared towards evacuation of those who were ready to come back home.
Okoli said the figure of those ready to come home was in hundreds, as many had lost their means of livelihood and had nothing to fall back on.
He adds that the consulate is sorting out the issue of documents.
Nigerians are being registered and issued with the necessary travel documents, to enable them make the trip to Lagos.
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