The second group of Nigerians who fled from South Africa due to xenophobia is currently at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.
Latest Nigeria News understands that a total of 314 Nigerians boarded the Air Peace flight from Johannesburg to Lagos.
Their arrival was delayed following the initial refusal of the South African authorities to grant permission to disembark for air peace.
Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Air Peace Chairman, Allen Onyeama said the South African authorities’ action has interrupted his airline’s plan offered to transport Nigerians stuck in South Africa for free.
“We did not take off by 1 am as scheduled because South African authorities are yet to give us landing permit. We are hopeful that they will give us the permit,” he had said.
“Our crew waited till 3:00 am but when the permit did not come, they went back to the hotel. Once we get the permit we will set off to South Africa. We don’t want to speculate but we are hopeful they will give the permit.”
Last week, 180 Nigerians returned to the country as a result of the violence in South Africa.