384 Stranded Nigerians Return From Saudi Arabia (photos)


384 Stranded Nigerians Return From Saudi ArabiaNigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has on Thursday announced that 384 Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia have safely arrived at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Announcing their arrival via its official Twitter page this afternoon, NIDCOM stated that the returnees arrived via Air flight B773 at about 1:10 pm local time.

They include 300 males, 83 females, and one infant, however the commission did not state if some Nigerian deportees who cried out for help in a viral video were among the returnees.

The video showed many people, mostly men, wrapped in black polythene bags on the floor in a packed room and the house narrator said some of them have been in that location for about 7 months.

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A representative of minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama received the returnees at Hajj Terminal where he charged them not to despair.

He however said the Nigerian government does not support illegal migration.

NIDCOM expressed that the returnees will be quarantined at Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the reversed COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

Meanwhile, 418 more stranded Nigerians are still being expected to arrive today.

See some photos of the returnees below;

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