Xenophia: Arrival of 320 South African returnees delayed till Wednesday

The planned re-commencement of the evacuation of Nigerians out of South Africa from today, Tuesday has been delayed for another 24 hours following some logistics problems.

Information reaching Tribune Online indicated that the inability of Air Peace airline to fly to Or Tambo international airport to pick the 320 second batch of the affected Nigerians was caused by the late granting of landing permit to the Boeing 777-200 plane deployed for the evacuation purpose.

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As at the time of filing this report, the South African authorities have finally granted the needed landing permit to Air Peace for the exercise to continue tomorrow.

Following the breach, the next evacuation of 320 Nigerians will take place tomorrow as the aircraft is expected to take off to the South African airport midnight Wednesday and bring the evacuees into Lagos by 7:00 pm Wednesday.

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