After a six-hour delay, Nigerians fleeing from the xenophobic attack in South African have started boarding the Air Peace flight scheduled to bring them home.
The flight conveying the Nigerians from South Africa was initially scheduled to depart the airport by 9am.
At the South African airport, many Nigerian children were not cleared as at the time of filing this report due to lack of documents, though their parents have relevant documents to travel.
The issue of expired passport also affected the take-off of the flight.
Already, over 640 Nigerians Nigerians have volunteered to return home.
It could be recalled President Muhammadu Buhari had given approval for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians who are willing to return to Nigeria.
The President gave the directive upon receiving the report of the Special Envoy he sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa last week to register Nigeria’s concerns over the attacks.