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87 Nigerians Arrive In Abuja From Sudan

The Air Sudan passenger plane conveying the Nigerian returnees arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on August 8, 2020. Credit: NIDCOM
Eighty-seven Nigerians have arrived in Abuja, the nation’s capital from Sudan.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed this on Saturday, adding that the Air Sudan flight conveyed the returnees.
According to the agency, the flight landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 09:15 am.
“87 Stranded Nigerians arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja at about 0915HRS via Air Sudan today, Saturday 8th, 2020,” NIDCOM said.
The returnees are to undergo mandatory self-isolation in line with guidelines from the Presidential Task Force and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
This comes a day after 331 Nigerians were repatriated from the United Arab Emirates.
Although the evacuees had tested negative to COVID-19, NIDCOM said they will be undergoing mandatory self-isolation in line with PTF and NCDC guidelines.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted travels across the world, thousands of Nigerians have been evacuated back home.
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