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Xenophobia: Imo State Tops List Of Second Batch Of Returnees From South Africa

Out of 314 people that returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks, Imo state has the highest number of returnees.

Xenophobia: Imo State Tops List Of Second Batch Of Returnees From South Africa 1

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) did a profile of the second batch of Nigerians that willingly returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks, and discovered that Imo state topped the list with 157 out of 314 returnees.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday, September 19, 2019, the Media Unit of NIDCOM, Gabriel Odu revealed that government had profiled all the returnees and written to various State governments affected to help re-integrate and empower them effectively as a matter of urgency.

He stressed that out of the 314 that returned, 199 were males while 118 were females and 98 were minors, adding that the actual figure of those that arrived Nigeria were 314 while five others had consular issues and could not be airlifted.

Here is the full list:

  • Anambra State – 35
  • Enugu State – 38
  • Delta State – 22,
  • Edo State – 19
  • Imo State – 175
  • Ogun State – 17
  • Osun State – 2
  • Oyo State – 2
  • Ondo State – 2
  • Rivers State – 2.

The commission assured that it would work assiduously with Nigerian communities and groups to create awareness and enlightenment programmes that would foster cultural exchanges.

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