As Nigeria seeks diplomatic resolution on the attack of its nationals in
South Africa, indigenous carrier – Air Peace on Wednesday offered to
repatriate those stranded.
The offer, the airline, said was a sign of its solidarity with President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
Chairman of the airline, Allen Onyema, made the announcement while
sympathizing with the victims who lost their lives and properties in the
According to him, the airline decided to bring back Nigerians in support of the action already taken by the federal government.
In reaction to the attacks in South Africa, the Buhari administration has recalled Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa.
It also pulled out with some other African leaders who pulled out of World Economic Summit taking place in Cape Town.
a letter addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on September 4,
2019, Air Peace expressed readiness to evacuate Nigerians who are
willing to leave the country and said that the airline would dispatch
its flights to Johannesburg once the arrangement has been completed by
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The xenophobic attacks on
Nigerians in South Africa are an unfortunate incident and we cannot fold
our hands and watch our fellow Nigerians be killed by South Africans.