A total of 160 Nigerians evacuated by the Nigerian Missions in the United States have arrived at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crises Monitoring and Public Communications Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, disclosed the details of the arrival in a brief message in Abuja.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while confirming the arrivals, said the evacuees consist of 92 males and 60 females, including eight infants.
The Airport Manager, Mahmood Sani also confirmed the arrival of the returnees.
Meanwhile, Present at the Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, United States, to witness their departure, were the Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande; the Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Samson Itegboje, the Consul General, Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, amongst others.
The Ethiopian flight ET8509 Boeing 787 aircraft departed New Jersey on May 9th at 7:15 pm and arrive Abuja on Sunday, May 10th at 11:15 am.