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JUST IN: 292 Stranded Nigerians in Saudi Arabia arrive Abuja

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292 persons who were stranded in Saudi Arabia due to the COVID-19 lockdown have arrived in Nigeria.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, made this known on his official Twitter handle on Wednesday morning.

The minister said the flight conveying the evacuees arrived late on Tuesday night at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. He noted that the Saudi Government transported the evacuees to Abuja.

He said a large number of the evacuees are nursing mothers and children and they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine.

“We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday. The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja. A large number are nursing mothers and children and they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine. #COVID19 #PTFCOVID19,” Onyeama tweeted.

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