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Just In: First batch of stranded Nigerians from Ukraine arrives Nigeria

According to an update by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on its Twitter handle, the evacuees are mainly students.

The first batch of Nigerian evacuees from Ukraine has arrived in Nigeria.

According to an update by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on its Twitter handle, the evacuees are mainly students.

The passengers numbering 412, who fled Ukraine into Romania following Russia’s invasion of the country, arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from Romania at 7:10 a.m on Friday, Persecondnews.com gathered.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday approved $8.5 million for the emergency evacuation of at least 5,000 stranded Nigerians, now in Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland, due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Zubairu Dada, disclosed that three aircraft; two from Air Peace and one from Max Air, would be dispatched to the four countries to carry out the evacuation exercise.

He noted that the flights will embark on several shifts until the process is completed.

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