South Africa: Hundreds of Nigerians ready to return home

Air Peace
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Not less than 640 Nigerians have agreed to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners, Reuters reports.

According to the publication, a spokeswoman for Nigeria’s president made this known on Tuesday.

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari called for the immediate voluntary evacuation of Nigerians wanting to come back home, Reuters reported.

The news media reported that Air Peace, a Nigeria airline promised free flights to Nigerians and plans to operate two flights with Boeing 777 aircraft, with first leaving Lagos late on Tuesday to land with evacuees on Wednesday.

The Plane would carry about 300 passengers.

The latest outbreak of xenophobic attack in South Africa, especially last week in Pretoria and Johannesburg has left a lot of Nigerians worried of their safety and businesses.

Reuter reports that Nigerian President is expected to visit South Africa in next month to address the attacks and seek a solution.

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