Airline owner offers to 'evacuate' Nigerians from S.Africa

Airline owner offers to 'evacuate' Nigerians from S.AfricaThe owner of a Nigerian airline has offered to airlift Nigerians from South Africa following a spate of xenophobic attacks on migrants there, the foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement late Wednesday that Allen Onyema, the proprietor of Air Peace, had volunteered to send a plane “to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free of charge” on Friday. Air Peace, the nation’s largest commercial carrier, which operates on local and international routes, was not immediately available for comment.

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