167 Nigerians Stranded In South Africa Land In Abuja

Channels Television  
Updated June 26, 2020
The aircraft which returned stranded Nigerians from South Africa on Thursday, June 25th, 2020. Photo: [email protected]


One hundred and sixty seven Nigerians stranded in South Africa have returned to the country on Thursday.

They arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja from Johannesburg at about 9:10 pm  local time via an Air Peace flight.

According to a tweet from the official handle of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), the evacuees had tested negative to coronavirus but will be undergoing the mandatory 14-day self-isolation in line with the guidelines from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

“167 Nigerians stranded in South Africa have arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport at exactly 9:10 pm Local time on Air Peace flight 5N-BVE from Johannesburg,” the statement noted.

“The 167 evacuees ALL TESTED NEGATIVE before being EVACUATED. They will now proceed on 14 days SELF-ISOLATION as mandated by the NCDC, the Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.”

While explaining further, the agency said 45 of the “evacuees disembarked Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, and at about 9:50 pm, plane left for Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos with 122 evacuees.”