Xenophobic Attacks: Over 600 Nigerians to Be Evacuated
Chairman of the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa says over 600 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks in the country.
Abike disclosed this on Monday in Abuja after a meeting with the Senate Committee on Diaspora.
Addressing journalists after the meeting, Abike revealed the process for evacuation, maintaining that those that have registered would be flown back home in batches as soon as arrangements are perfected.
She also reiterated that though no Nigerian died even as properties worth millions of dollars were vandalized and burnt in fresh attacks.
The Nigerian government had strongly condemned the attacks with President Muhammadu Buhari sending a special envoy to his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, seeking explanations and assurances on the safety of lives and properties of Nigerians in the country.
Meanwhile, the Chairman Senate Committee on Diaspora, Surajudeen Ajibola-Basiru, has said there is inter-parliamentary engagement with South Africa on how to fashion solutions to the issue of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.