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Nigerians evacuated from US arrive Abuja


Nigeria has evacuated about 160 citizens who were stranded in the United States following the coronavirus lockdown.

The returnees arrived on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, in Boeing 787 Ethiopian Airlines plane.

An earlier update by the Nigerian government said 92 males, 60 females, and eight infants Nigerians were expected back in the country on Sunday morning.


The plane departed the Newark International Airport, New Jersey, on Saturday around 8:20 p.m. local time (1:20 a.m. in Nigeria on Sunday).

The evacuees would be quarantined for 14 days in Abuja before leaving for their respective destinations in the country as they were received by health and airport officials.


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