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Xenophobia: Over 400 Nigerians ready to leave South Africa – Consul-General

Valentine Chinyem

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No fewer than 400 Nigerians are willing to return from South Africa, over incessant attacks targeting foreigners by South Africans.

South Africans have continued to attack Nigerians and other Africans, sparking a fresh diplomatic row ver between Nigeria and South Africa, as well as citizens of affected African countries.

This was made known on Sunday In Johannesburg by the Nigerian Consul-General, Mr. Godwin Adama.

According to him, “We have more than enough for that aircraft. Over 400 Nigerians have already registered; more are still coming.”

More so, Kabiru Bala, Nigerian high commissioner to South Africa, has also said Nigerians in the country had responded positively in good numbers, adding that, the mission was also responding to those who had issues with their documents.

“We are documenting them. Those without travel documents, we shall provide them with Emergency Travel Certificates,” he said.

“There are other governmental procedures that we must observe. Relevant agencies of government in Nigeria must be informed and must be ready to receive the returnees.

“Hard work is now going on at the high commission and consulate in this regard. As soon as all procedures and relevant protocols are observed, the return is assured and guaranteed. A little more patience will be helpful. The response of Nigerians is just amazing.”