Xenophobia: Nigerians cleared to return from SA as those without documentation face challenges

Xenophobia: Nigerians cleared to return from SA as those without documentation face challenges

- Nigerians have started the process of returning to the country from South Africa

- Some Nigerians are however having problem with their documentation

- There has been reported xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa

- Following the attacks, Buhari ordered the immediate evacuation of all Nigerians willing to leave the country

Nigerians have reportedly started the process of returning to Nigeria following reported xenophobic attacks against them by the locals.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation reports that Nigerians gathered at the embassy located in Rivonia on Wednesday, September 11.

From the embassy, they were transported to the OR Tambo international airport where they were scheduled to fly to Nigeria.

Air Peace had volunteered to bring back Nigerians who were willing to return to the country in the wake of attack on their businesses in South Africa.

It was reported however that some Nigerians who did not have proper documentation had difficulty in being able to be flown back to the country.

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Meanwhile, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula who is the South African minister of defence said that it will be difficult to prevent the attack against foreign national because they were planned by criminals.

The minister of defence in an interview with eNCA, a local television channel, said South Africa is an angry nation.

She said: “The reality is that we have an angry nation. What’s happening can never be prevented by any government.

“People are saying some heads of state decided not to attend the World Economic Forum; we should be talking about why this whole thing is coinciding with that.”

Mapisa-Nqakula said it wasn’t the first time attack against foreign national have occurred and that some criminal elements were behind it.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari earlier ordered the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return home.

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