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BREAKING: First Batch Of Nigerians Fleeing Russian Aggression Arrive From Romania

415 Nigerian citizens fleeing from the Russian aggression in Ukraine have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from Romania.

The first batch of the Nigerian evacuees arrived in Abuja via Max Air by 7.10 am on Friday, February 4.

They had fled Ukraine to the Romanian capital of Bucharest from where the Nigerian Embassy in the country organized for them to be successfully evacuated to Nigeria following the intervention of the Nigerian Government with the cooperation of governments of countries neighbouring Ukraine.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, the federal government has made all necessary arrangements to ensure that no Nigerian is left stranded in any of the countries where they have fled to.

The permanent secretary said that Nigerian airlines – Air Peace and Air Max – would transport stranded Nigerian citizens from Romania, Hungary, and Poland.

Ambassador Aduda said that evacuation had already begun and the evacuees would begin to arrive in Nigeria from March 4.

He, however, urged Nigerian citizens stranded in the countries neighbouring Ukraine and willing to be evacuated to Nigeria to register for the process as only those documented with the Nigerian Embassies would be eligible for evacuation.