Xenophobic: Air Peace to deploy B77 aircraft to fly Nigerians back home from South Africa

The private airline made this known in a letter sent to Geoffery Onyeama, the Minister of foreign affairs.

Air peace expressed their sympathy over the xenophobic attack on Nigerians.

In the letter signed by its chief Operating Officer, Mrs Oluwatoyin Olajide, It further states that the airline is ready to deploy its B77 aircraft immediately to fly stranded Nigerians back home.

According to the letter, Air peace said they cannot fold their hands and watch fellow Nigerians be killed by South Africans.

The airline asked the federal government to inform Nigerian embassy and South African government to transport stranded Nigerians to the airport to allow air peace evacuate them to Nigeria.

Three Nigerians were killed on Monday during an attack on foreigners in South Africa.

One of the people killed was burned alive.

The attack on foreigners started on sunday morning, where angry mobs stormed foreigners businesses and Loot.

The attacks is believed to have been carried out by the Zulu hostel dwellers.

One of Nigerian businesses affected was a Nigerian car dealer whereby his businesses was set ablazed.

The attack spread across the second day before the security operatives got involved, dispersing the angry Mob.

Meanwhile the leader of South African Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF, in a statement condemned the attack.

He said whether you are from South Africa or Zimbabwe, this is your home. He therefore calls for an end to self hate. He said; Africa we are one, Nigerians are our brothers.

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