The second batch of Nigerians has been successfully evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks against Africans resident in the country.
Naija News learnt that the Air Peace flight conveying the 319 Nigerians departed the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg at about 2:58 pm.
The returnees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by 6:58 pm.
An official of the ministry of foreign affairs, Kimibie Ebenfa, “We wish to inform you that the second batch of about 319 willing Nigerian returnees from South Africa has departed O. R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, today (Wednesday) at 14h:58 local time,”
“The returnees, who were airlifted by Air Peace Airline, are expected to arrive Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, today at about 18h:58 local time.”
Naija News understands that the flight had 315 passengers on board including 290 adults; 25 infants, some passengers were said to have been dropped as a result of documentation issues.