292 Nigerians evacuates Saudi Arabia, arrives Nigeria

Two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians evacuated from Saudi Arabia due to the Coronavirus pandemic have arrived in Nigeria.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, who disclosed this on Twitter on Wednesday morning, said the evacuees were mostly women and children.

We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday. The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja. A large number are nursing mothers and children and they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine.

This will be the fourth batch of Nigerians to be evacuated from foreign countries. 265 Nigerians were evacuated from the United Arab Emirates on May 6. On Friday May 8, 253 Nigerians were evacuated from the United Kingdom, and then on Sunday May 10, 160 Nigerians were evacuated from the US.

With this latest evacuation, 970 Nigerians have so far been evacuated from other countries due to the Coronavirus pandemic.