The second batch of Nigerians leaving South Africa following the recent Xenophobia attacks on foreigners will leave on Saturday, September 14th.
The second batch of Nigerians who indicated interest in leaving South Africa will be airlifted back to the Nigeria on Saturday after the Nigerian government had ordered the immediate evacuation of its citizens from the country.
The first batch of 187 Nigerians who were evacuated from South Africa by Air Peace airline for free had arrived in the country on Wednesday night. The government had also promised to give the necessary assistance to help them settle in the country.
Prince Ben Okoli, President of Nigerian Citizen Association, South Africa (NICASA) confirmed the takeoff of the second batch from South Africa, saying the collation of names are currently ongoing by the Nigerian embassy in South Africa.
“We are busy doing the collating of names of intending returnees for the next flight. Hopefully, according to the consul general, the next evacuation will be done on Saturday,” he said.