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Nigeria evacuates 167 citizens from South Africa

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The Federal Government has evacuated 167 of its citizens from South Africa.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed this news and he also stated that they are enroute to Nigeria.

The minister disclosed this in a series of tweets on his twitter handle @GeoffreyOnyeama, on Thursday.

He said the Nigerians had left the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and are on their way to the country.

“The evacuees who are returning onboard AirPeace, are to first arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport before proceeding to Lagos.

“Evacuation Update: @flyairpeace conveying 167 Nigerians just departed O.R. Tambo International Airport Johannesburg, South Africa for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

“45 passengers will disembark in Abuja, and thereafter the plane will leave for Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos with 122 passengers,” he tweeted.

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