807 Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine

A total of 807 Nigerians have been evacuated from Ukraine as at Saturday 5th March 2022.

The evacuees arrived Abuja in three flights.

The first batch of Nigerians who arrived aboard a Max Air flight were 450, the second batch came aboard Air Peace Boeing 777-300 flight (APK7534) with 183 passengers.

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

Recall that the Federal Government had on Wednesday approved the release of $8.5 million for the immediate evacuation of Nigerians fleeing the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has been at the forefront of the evacuation.