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Stranded Nigerians in UK arive Nigeria, to be airlifted to Abuja for quarantine

A number of Nigerians who were stranded in the United Kingdom as a result of the COVID-19 breakout have been airlifted to Nigeria.

They landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos on Friday aboard a British Airways flight.

It was gathered that the returnees are to be moved to Abuja, the nation’s capital where they would be quarantined for 14 days to determine their covid-19 status, before being allowed to leave for their destinations.

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Speaking on the development, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said, “The first evacuation from the Uk has landed in Lagos. The passengers will be proceeding to Abuja where they will be on 14-day compulsory isolation.”

This comes some days after the Federal Government successfully evacuated 256 Nigerians from Dubai on an Emirates Airline flight.

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