87 Nigerians evacuated from Sudan

Returnees from Sudan

The Federal Government has today, evacuated 87 Nigerians stranded in Sudan.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), in a tweet, revealed that the returnees arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja at about 9.15am on Saturday August 8, 2020.

All 87 returnees tested negative for Coronavirus, accoding to NIDCOM.

The commission also disclosed that another batch of returnees will be arriving from the United Kingdom later in the day.

The tweet read, “87 Stranded Nigerians arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0915HRS via Air Sudan today, Saturday 8th, 2020.

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All Evacuees will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by NCDC and PTF on COVID-19.”

In a follow-up tweet, the commission said that the UK returnees will arrive at 6pm.

“Nigeria Nationals boarding at London Gatwick Airport United Kingdom @flyairpeace flight P47854 ready to bring them home.

“They will arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Abuja around 6pm local time today to proceed on a 14-day SELF ISOLATION..”

By Daniel Ojukwu


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