Air Peace had volunteered to evacuate them for free, an act that earned the aviation company a spot in the hearts of many Nigerians.
Speaking after he welcomed the first batch of returnees from South Africa, Mr. Onyema recounts how he was brought to tears by their action.
“When I stepped inside the aircraft to welcome them, they mobbed me and started singing the Nigerian national anthem, there was nobody there singing about separation, they felt proud to be Nigerian, they rose in unison, that drew tears from me.”
This is such an emotional video.
— Isima (@IsimaOdeh) September 12, 2019