An official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kimiebi Ebenfa has confirmed the departure of second batch of Nigerians from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
According to Ebenfa, three hundred and nineteen persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58 p.m. Ebenfa said the returnees, who were airlifted by Air Peace Airline, are expected to arrive Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, today at about 6:58 pm.
The first flight had brought back 187 Nigerians out of the 313 scheduled for the evacuation last Wednesday, following the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals in South Africa.
The Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Godwin Adama, had disclosed that the number of registered Nigerians had risen to 1,004, adding that the technical issues faced during the first evacuation are being addressed.