Becareful of Fraudster, Evacuation From South Africa is Free, Air Peace Warns Nigerians

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AIR Peace has urged Nigerians in South Africa willing to return home to shun anyone asking them to pay any fee.

The airline insisted that it was offering a free flight to Nigerians who wish to return home and urged them not to pay for the service.

The airline, in a statement, said it was reacting to a disturbing report that unauthorised people were illegally collecting $1000 from interested Nigerians.

A Nigerian in South Africa, Fred Okeke, had written to the airline, “We heard that you are donating the flight for free evacuation from South Africa to Nigeria, but it is very unfortunate to hear that they are asking the affected victims to pay the sum of $1000 as registration to be eligible to benefit from the fight. So I want to bring it to your notice.”

Air Peace Chairman Allen Onyema said: “We are offering a free trip to Nigerians in South Africa to return home after going through the traumatic experience of the attacks. Air Peace has said this is free and we are doing it in solidarity with the federal government.

“We have not designated or recruited any agent in South African to collect money on behalf of Air Peace.  So nobody should pay money to anyone or group of persons posing as Air Peace agent or staff. Any Nigerian who has paid money for repatriation back to Nigeria with Air Peace should request for a refund and report to appropriate authorities.”

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