Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, in Lagos earlier today received 187 Nigerians who were stranded as a result of the Xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
According to The Nation, the returnees who displayed conflicting emotions upon their return, burst into tears as they alighted from the Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft that brought them into Lagos.
They also related their traumatic experiences at the hands of the South Africans, and how the Xenophobic exploded from nuisance into a national disaster. Mrs Dabiri had more good news for the returnees as she announced that N40, 000 worth of airtime had been made available to them to help them make contact with family and loved ones.
The returnees obviously touched by the gesture and the efforts made by their government, rose in unison and burst our singing the national anthem in perfect chorus. According to a witness, it was a site to behold.