Xenophobia hub: Airline to convey stranded Nigerians without chargeSeptember 5, 2019
Xenophobia hub: Airline to convey stranded Nigerians without charge
Xenophobia hub…A local carrier in Nigeria, Air Peace, on Wednesday, offered to clear Nigerians willing to leave South Africa back home, the Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an announcement.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to advise the overall population that following the ongoing terrible xenophobic assaults on outside nationals, incorporating Nigerians in South Africa, the Proprietor of Air Peace Airlines Chief Allen Onyema, has volunteered to send a flying machine from Friday, sixth September 2019 to empty Nigerians who wish to come back to Nigeria for nothing out of pocket.
“The overall population is thus encouraged to advise their relatives in South Africa to exploit this excellent motion. Intrigued Nigerians are along these lines encouraged to liaise with the High Commission of Nigeria in Pretoria and the Consulate General of Nigeria in Johannesburg for a further essential plan.
Bullet points of major incidents around the issue:
- South Africa says arrests at 289, the death toll stands at 5
- Kenya says two of its citizens were killed
- South Africa must do more to stop xenophobia – Amnesty International
- Nigeria issues South Africa Travel Advisory
- Local airline, Air Peace, offers free evacuation of Nigerians
- Nigeria pulls out of World Economic Forum on Africa, ongoing in Cape Town
- Reprisal attacks were recorded in Lagos and Ibadan
- Abuja issued a statement calling for calm and restraint
- Nigeria police beef up security at SA-owned businesses
- The regional body, Southern Africa Development Community, SADC; voices condemnation
- Botswana issues South Africa travel advisory
- MTN shuts all shops across Nigeria
- Zambia shuts three South African malls
- Zambia football body cancels match with SA