Xenophobia: 315 Nigerians return home from South Africa after attacks

Nigerians return from South Africa
Nigerians return from South Africa

The second batch of 315 Nigerians on Wednesday, September 18, landed at the Lagos Airport at 7.21 pm.

As at the time of writing this, The Nation reports that the returnees were being transported to the cargo part of the Murtala International Airport.

It was gathered that reporters were however not allowed to access the tarmac due to violation of air safety regulations.

The aviation authorities said they were not happy with the way reporters invaded the airport when the first batch of 187 Nigerians arrived in Nigeria.

The second batch of 315 Nigerians on Wednesday, September 18, landed at the Lagos Airport

Recall that another batch of Nigerians who volunteered to return to their homeland departed South Africa onboard an Air Peace plane from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

The returnees arrived Lagos at about at 7.21 pm.

The second batch includes not less than 319 Nigerians who are expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday, September 18.

This was confirmed to a Legit.ng reporter by an aide to the chairman of Nigerians in diaspora commission, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

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The returnees were transported through the cargo section of the Murtala International Airport, Lagos

It was also gathered that the chief executive officer of Air Peace Airline, Allen Onyeama, explained why the company was offering free service in the evacuation of Nigerians in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

Journalists were however not allowed to access the tarmac due to violation of air safety regulations.

Onyema told journalists on Tuesday, September 17 that there was no personal motive in extending a helping hand as the gesture was only for the good of the Nigerian people.

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