The evacuation exercise of Nigerians in South Africa may take more than one flight as the number of Nigerians indicating interest to return home is on the increase.
Over four hundred Nigerians have indicated interest to return home following the recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses by South Africans, it was gathered that many more may eventually opt for the evacuation exercise.
Many Nigerians had lost their properties and businesses in the process and have become desolate.
The management of Air Peace had offered to airlift Nigerians who are willing to return home.
The Nigerian Missions in South Africa and Nigerian community, is working tirelessly to ensure smooth evacuation.
The President of Nigeria Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA), Prince Ben Okoli, said all efforts were geared toward the airlift of the first batch of Nigerian back home.
Okoli also revealed the possibility of having more than one flight in the evacuation exercise, which is to commence on Wednesday.
Okoli explained that there was calm until Sunday evening when the Prince of Zulu Land, and former Minister for Home Affairs, Mangosuthu Gatsha Buthelezi addressed a huge crowed of Zulu citizens on the need to stop xenophobic attacks as it portrays the country in bad light.
This, he said, did not go down well with the crowd who stormed out of the meeting and went on destruction and looting spree of properties owned by foreign nationals.
Okoli however noted that the situation has nothing to do with Nigerians.