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BREAKING: First batch of Ukraine-based Nigerians arrive Abuja

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The first batch of Nigerians who fled war-ravaged Ukraine have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

According to a source, the Federal Government will give $100 each to the Ukraine returnees upon their arrival.

Max Air flight VM602 from Bucharest landed Abuja at about 7:10am on Friday with a next flight from Hungary currently being expected.

You would recall that Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Geoffrey Onyeama, had on Wednesday announced that it expects to receive the first batch of evacuees from Ukraine today.

According to the Foreign Ministry’s statement, over 2,000 Nigerians fleeing the conflict in Ukraine, as of Tuesday night, had been received by Nigerian missions in countries around the area, including Slovakia, Romania, Poland and Hungary.

There are about 5,600 Nigerian students in Ukraine, the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry had confirmed.

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