Xenophobia: Airline postpones evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa over expired passports

The plan by the Air Peace Airline to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa from Sept. 6 suffered a setback as majority of those interested in the process have expired passports.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the airline with the support of the Federal Government had scheduled to begin evacuating Nigerians from South Africa on Sept. 6.

This was sequel to the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals living in that country.

Mr Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace, said in a statement in Lagos on Friday that the most of the potential returnees were yet to renew their documents.


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