Report: Nigerians set to leave Mzansi in droves

By Doug Mattushek - 09 September 2019Views : 26682

A Nigerian news outlet has reported that the nation is evacuating it’s foreign-nationals from South Africa, starting Wednesday.

The Punch reported that no less than 400 Nigerians have asked the Nigerian Mission in South Africa to be evacuated following he recent wave of xenophobic attacks.

Godwin Adama, Nigeria's Consul General in Johannesburg, revealed that private airline Air Peace had volunteered the use of an aircraft for the evacuation.

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"We have more than enough for that aircraft...over 400 Nigerians have already registered, more are still coming," said Agama.

The president of the Nigeria Citizens Association of SA, Ben Okoli, revealed that the embassy is providing documents for those in need. It was reported that some foreign-nationals lost their identity documents in the xenophobic attacks.

"The consulate is sorting out the issue of documents," said Okoli.

"Nigerians are being registered and issued with the necessary travel documents to enable them to make the trip to Lagos. Some lost their passports in their homes and businesses from the fire that gutted them, while others had their documents and property stolen."