The sad events in South Africa has reached its peak and Nigerian Nationals living in the South Africa are fleeing.
Air Peace kept its promise of flying Nigerians back home for free and the displaced Nigerians have taken full advantage of the gesture and should be home sooner than later.
A video trending online shows the moment Nigerians were about boarding the flight while singing the famous song ; “Oh my home, oh my home, when shall i see my home, i will never forget my home”
See video below;
Zimbabwe is also repatriating
Nigeria isn’t the only African nation evacuating its nationals from South Africa. Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo told reporters in the capital Harare that the government plans to evacuate 171 people from South Africa, including the bodies of two people.
Moyo added that Harare would “escalate” the evacuation if the situation deteriorated.
Many mothers with their children are queuing to get a seat on the bus as quick as possible. Over 600 Nigerians have taken up the option to leave the country due to the recent #XenophobicAttacks pic.twitter.com/emvdacvoIS
— Heidi Giokos (@HeidiGiokos) September 11, 2019
South Africa does not know how many undocumented foreigners are in the country of 58 million people. Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh and Ethiopia topped the list of countries where people applied for asylum or refugee status in 2018.
Nigeria placed seventh with 948 people applying for refugee status and zero accepted, said Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, the New York Times reports.
Ukraine 2 Vs 2 Nigeria: Aribo, Osimhen score for Super Eagles in an exciting draw
Debutant Joe Aribo and striker Victor Osimhen both scored in the first half as the Super Eagles of Nigeria got a 2-2 draw against Ukraine in Dnipro.
Aribo scored as early as the third minute before Osimhen got his first Super Eagles goal in the 34th minute from the penalty spot.
Nigeria went into halftime with a 2-0 lead after a dominant first but could not keep the lead which they surrendered in the second half.
In a game of two halves, the Ukrainians dominated the Super Eagles and got came back to draw the game 2-2.
Super Eagles boss gave newly called up Aribo a start in his first game for Nigeria and the Rangers midfielder had a dream debut with a fourth-minute goal.
It was, however, the fine combination of Samuel Kalu and Alex Iwobi that created the goal for the Super Eagles. Kalu started the move, dribbling past a couple of defenders before a shot pass to Iwobi whose cutback found Aribo to finish for Nigeria’s goal.
The Super Eagles took control of the game and should have doubled their lead three minutes later. Osimhen beat his marker with a swift turn close to the centre circle and played in Samuel Chukwueze who was free on goal but the effort of the Villarreal man was saved by the goalkeeper.
Ukraine got past the Super Eagles defence in the 11th minute but goalkeeper Francis Uzoho was quick off his line to stop Júnior Moraes from getting on a pass.
The Super Eagles were more dangerous on the counter-attack and in the 22nd minute, Iwobi played a delicate cross to Aribo whose header was tipped over by the Ukrainian goalkeeper.
In the 32nd minute, the Super Eagles got a penalty after Kalu was fouled in the Ukrainian box. Osimhen stepped up to convert the penalty for his first Super Eagles goal.
Just before halftime, Ukraine got a chance but Uzoho got his hands on a goal-bound effort to save.
The momentum shifted to the Ukrainians in the second half although the Super Eagles remained dangerous on the counter-attack.
Osimhen was torn in the flesh of the Ukrainian defence and in the 47th minute, he won the ball just outside the area and passed to Iwobi who could not direct his shot on target with the goalkeeper out of position.
The Yellow-Blue of Ukraine grew stronger as the second half wore on and the Super Eagles kept retreating to protect their lead.
With Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko in the thick of things, Ukraine piled the press on the Super Eagles and in the 78th minute, they pulled a goal back.
Zinchenko picked up a pass in the Nigerian area and drove past Anderson Esiti before curling his effort past Uzoho for Ukraine’s first goal.
Andriy Shevchenko’s men completed their comeback less than a minute later through Roman Yaremchuk.
Uzoho had done well to quickly rush off his line to clear a pass to Yaremchuk in the Super Eagles box but the ball struck the Ukrainian forward’s arm and rolled into the net.
The referee initially ruled out the goal for handball but later allowed it after consulting with his linesman who made the wrong decision.
2-2 it ended in a game of two halves at the Dnipro Arena.