The Federal Government has evacuated 167 Nigerians from South Africa,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known in a series of tweets on Thursday.
According to Onyeama, the Nigerians had departed the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.
“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.