Xenophobia: 2nd batch of 319 Nigerians jets out of South Africa


Yet another batch of Nigerians who have volunteered to return to Nigeria have departed South Africa on board an Air Peace aircraft.

The aircraft lifting the next batch, left O.R. Tambo Worldwide Airport in Johannesburg number of minutes in the past carrying not fewer than 319 Nigerians who are envisioned to get there Nigeria on Wednesday, September 18.

Legit.ng stories that an aide to the chairman of Nigerians in diaspora fee, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, confirmed this development.

In the meantime, Newswatch.ng stories that there are indications that the various hurdles that the evacuated Nigerians confronted from immigration officers at the airport in South Africa would seem to have a strategic finish-match of a journey ban.

The initial batch of Nigerians who had been evacuated from South Africa on the back again of xenophobic assaults from foreign nationals and especially Nigerians arrived the nation amidst cheers and smiles.

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It was even so learnt that the South African Overseas Affairs ministry observed the evacuation as “a yellow card to Nigeria-South Africa relations”, that’s why the imposition of a biometric seize of all returning folks.

Some officials said that the biometric workout which observed the cancellation of South African visas possessed by the Nigerians, was instituted to blacklist the evacuated Nigerians. 

An formal advised Punch, “When you are evacuating your citizens from a country, it is like sending a solid concept to that state about your relations with them. No country would be joyful with the evacuation of foreign nationals from its territory.”



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