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Nigeria evacuates stranded citizens from Saudi Arabia

A total of 384 stranded Nigerians comprising 300 males, 83 females and one Infant, have been evacuated from Saudi Arabia.

The returnees, who are among the 802 Nigerians stranded in the Arabian country, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja via Saudi Air flight B773 at about 1:10 pm local time Thursday.

The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) shared pictures of the returnees on its social media platforms.

“The returnees will be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the reversed COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19,” the federal government said.

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