Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

After much mixed feelings and reactions in the wake of increased xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa, the second batch of 315 Nigerians arrived their homeland on Wednesday, September 18.

The processes of the evacuation of the first batch (about 178 Nigerians) were greeted with a lot of difficulties at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

In fact, South African immigration officials detained some of those who had volunteered to return to Nigeria over alleged insufficient travel documents on Wednesday, September 11.

Legit.ng brings to you exclusive photos of how the second batch arrived Nigeria at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Wednesday on board an Air Peace plane.

See photos below:

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

The second batch of returnees landed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos
Source: UGC

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

The returnees arrived Nigeria from South Africa on Wednesday, September 18.
Source: UGC

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

Some of those who volunteered to return to Nigeria with the first batch were detained by South African immigration personnel
Source: UGC

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

The Air Peace plane that transported the second batch touched down at the Lagos airport around 7:22pm on Wednesday.
Source: UGC

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

The evacuation was necessary after xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa increased
Source: UGC

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

There were mixed feeling about the return of the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa after the unpleasant experience on Wednesday, September 11
Source: UGC

Exclusive: How 2nd batch of 315 Nigerians arrived from South Africa

The federal government has said that the returnees will be empowered financially to begin startup businesses
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the second batch of 315 Nigerians on Wednesday, September 18, landed at the Lagos Airport at 7.21 pm.

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The returnees were being transported to the cargo part of the Murtala International Airport. Legit.ng gathered that reporters were however not allowed to access the tarmac due to violation of air safety regulations.

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