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Nigeria evacuates 807 citizens from Ukraine

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NIGERIA has evacuated 807 of her citizens from Ukraine as at Saturday, following Russia invasion of Ukraine on February 24,2022.

  The first batch of 450 Nigerians stranded in Ukraine arrived aboard Max Air flight 747 at 7:10 a.m., on Friday, through Romania.

  The second batch came aboard Air Peace Boeing 777-300 flight (APK7534) and arrived in Abuja with 183 passengers, including kids through Warsaw.

  The third batch of 174 evacuees arrived at 11.50 p.m. on Friday, through Hungary.

  Many Nigerians and other nationals have fled Ukraine into neighbouring countries since Russian invasion.

The federal government approved the release of $8.5 million on Wednesday for the immediate evacuation of at least 5,000 Nigerians fleeing the Russian-Ukrainian conflict zone to Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia.

  On February 28, the federal government said Nigeria’s diplomatic mission had received 256 citizens from Ukraine at Bucharest, Hungary, Poland and Romania following the invasion.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) were championing the evacuation.

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