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Four hundred and twenty-four more Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia were flown back by the Nigerian government to Abuja on Friday.

The Chairman, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made this known via her Twitter handle.


384 stranded Nigerians in Saudi Arabia had earlier arrived Nigeria on Thursday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had disclosed on Wednesday that 802 Nigerians would return from Saudi Arabia on Thursday and Friday.

The returnees, it said would be quarantined at the Federal Capital Territory Hajj camp for 14 days in line with the reversed COVID-19 protocols by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.

The evacuation of the stranded Nigerians followed a viral video in which they called for help.