South Africa: Nigeria repatriates its nationals as early as Wednesday
The announcement was made yesterday, Monday, September 9, by the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, the economic capital of South Africa.
AFP quoted Godwin Adamu as saying that 600 Nigerians had already reported to the consular authorities to be repatriated to their country.
According to the Nigerian Consul, the repatriation (at least its transport side) will be taken care of by the private company Air Peace
According to a Nigerian Foreign Minister’s announcement last week, Air Peace’s owner, Allen Onyama, had offered to bring home his fellow volunteers. This should begin as early as Wednesday, September 11th.
As a reminder, South Africa has been the scene since last weekend of an outbreak of violence directed against Sub-Saharan nationals living in the country, which is home to a large Nigerian community, nearly 100,000 people.
The provisional assessment to date has been a dozen people killed following these xenophobic violence. The majority are South Africans. A summit meeting is scheduled between Buhari (President of Nigeria) and his South African counterpart. © Dzaleu.com