//Evacuation of Nigerians from SA suffers setback due to expired passports.

Evacuation of Nigerians from SA suffers setback due to expired passports.

Following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa from today had suffered setback as majority of those scheduled to return have expired passports.

The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema disclosed this in a statement in Lagos.

Oneyema explained that the airline with the support of the Federal Government had earlier scheduled to begin evacuating Nigerians from South Africa today, adding that the Airlines who had place its Boeing 777 flight since September 3rd will postpone to allow Nigerian High Commission to take time to register Nigerians billed to travel.

He advised Nigerians without legal documents in South Africa to take advantage of the evacuation flight to return to the country

It would be recalled that Federal Government had earlier issued travel advice to Nigerians intending to visit South Africa and also pulled out of World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town due to the attacks.