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300 Men, 83 Women, Child Evacuated From UAE Arrive Abuja

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No fewer than 384 Nigerians have arrived Abuja following their evacuation from Saudi Arabia, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced on Thursday, Igbere TV reports.

They arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air flight B773.

“384 Returnees (300 Males, 83 Females and one Infant) of the 802 Stranded Nigerians in UEA just arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air flight B773 at about 1:10 pm local time today 28th January 2021,” the tweet read.

The returnees will be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with COVID-19 protocols, NIDCOM said.

NIDCOM chairman/chief executive officer Abike Dabiri-Erewa had announced earlier in the week that the evacuation would be carried out.

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