Xenophobia: Air Peace Plane Leaves For South Africa At Midnight
Written by darling on September 18, 2019
The Air Peace Flight B777 will depart Nigeria at midnight of Wednesday to evacuate about 319 Nigerians from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreigners in that country.
The Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Airline, Mr Allen Onyema, confirmed the time to Channels Television on Tuesday during an interview on Politics Today.
“The pilots are there at the airport waiting for midnight to come. We pray that this time around, there won’t be any hitch.
“We have a list of about 319 Nigerians to be on that flight,” Onyema said hours after the airline secured a permit to land in Johannesburg.
Since the outrage over the xenophobia in South Africa, the Nigerian government has made efforts to assist citizens willing to return home.
On Wednesday last week, over 185 Nigerians returned to the country aboard Air Peace flight MEN2759, after the airline offered to evacuate them free of charge.
Barely one week later, an attempt by the airline to repatriate another set of Nigerians suffered a setback over landing permit.