The number of Nigerians that made it back to Nigeria drastically reduced following moves by the South African government to frustrate the evacuation efforts.
Only about 185 adults and two infants were successfully evacuated on Wednesday as against the 320 Nigerians expected back home.
The flight arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 9:43.
They were received by the chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa at the airport.
Chronicle NG had earlier reported that South African authorities was allegedly frustrating the evacuation of Nigerians who are for the first batch of airlift from that country.
Air Peace flight, which left Nigeria 11:30pm yesterday arrived OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg about 4:00am on Wednesday as Nigerians turned up for the airlift.
Sources at the High Commission in Johannesburg informed that after the Commission had prepared the first 320 Nigerians for the first evacuation, the South Africa Immigration was arresting Nigerians who are due to travel, accusing them of travelling without papers.
The Nigerian High Commission had prepared travel documents for returning Nigerians but it was learnt that the immigration was still challenging them demanding to know how they got into their country.