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Xenophobia: Fleeing Nigerians arrive Lagos from South Africa

– One hundred and eighty seven Nigerians have arrived the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos from South Africa

– The returnees fled South Africa due to the ongoing attacks on foreigners in the country

– The returnees were received by Abike Dabiri-Erewa and some officials of NEMA and immigration

Some Nigerians who fled South Africa over the xenophobic attack on foreigners by South African national have arrives the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The Cable reports that the returnees were at the airport at 9.35 pm on Wednesday, September 11, on-board an Air Peace flight.

Speaking on their return, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who led some Nigerian officials received the returnees at the airport.

Dabiri-Erewa said a total of 187 Nigerians were evacuated from South Africa as at Wednesday, September 11.

Also, officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were on ground as the flight touched down the tarmac.

FG reveals rehabilitation plans as 188 Nigerians successfully evacuate S/Africa

Some of the returnees who spoke to journalist upon their arrival condemned the ongoing attack on foreigners by the people of South Africa.

Jude Anthony alleged that the xenophobic attack is being led by South African authorities.

Xenophobia: Fleeing Nigerians arrive Lagos from South Africa

The returnees were received by Abike Dabiri-Erewa and some officials of NEMA and immigration
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that officials of the South African government had arrested a Nigerian who was leaving the country.

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It was gathered that the South African authorities accused the Nigerian of trying to leave the airport without full documented papers.

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