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Xenophobia: FG commence the evacuation of Nigerians in SA

The Foreign Minister has announced that Air Peace Airline will begin the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa since September 6, following recent attacks against Nigerians in that country.

Ferdinand Nwonye, a spokesman for the Ministry, announced it in a statement Wednesday in Abuja.

Nwonye said that Allen Onyema, owner of Air Peace Airline, offered to send a plane on Friday 6 September to evacuate Nigerians who want to return without charge.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that following the recent xenophobic attack on foreign nationals, including Nigerians in South Africa, the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines, has volunteered to send an aircraft to evacuate Nigerians.

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“The general public is hereby advised to inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage of this laudable gesture.

“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,” the statement stated.