India Government Evacuates Citizens From Nigeria

The Indian government has commenced the evacuation of its citizens from Nigeria as a result of the coronavirus also known as COVID-19 pandemic.

The High Commission of India in Abuja made this known in a tweet via its verified handle on Twitter. The repatriation exercise was said to have conducted in the early hours of Sunday May 31, 2020 with the airlifting of 312 Indian nationals by a local airline Air Peace.

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The Commission disclosed that the aircraft conveying the evacuees departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The tweet also noted that the flight, operated by a Nigerian airline Air Peace, was the first indigenous airline to fly directly to India.

The Indian authorities appreciated the Nigerian government for its support in ensuring that the first phase of the evacuation was successful.


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