Xenophobia: Nigeria to begin evacuation of citizens in South Africa on Friday

The Nigerian government has announced plans to being evacuation of its citizens on Friday.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, announced this on Wednesday stating that ‘Air Peace’ Airlines will begin the evacuation exercise on Friday.

He disclosed that the owner of Air Peace Airlines, Chief Allen Onyema, volunteered to send an aircraft each daily from Friday, to evacuate Nigerians who may wish to return to Nigeria, free of charge.

“Interested Nigerians are therefore advised to liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria and the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg for further necessary arrangement,” Onyeama announced.

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