This is the second set of evacuees from Romania following the Russian invasion of Ukraine which has left many displaced
- Hundreds of people have been killed since Russia invaded the country while over two million people have been displaced
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the seventh batch of Nigerian evacuees from Ukraine arrived Monday morning at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
They arrived aboard a Turkish airline which airlifted them from Romania where they had fled following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The evacuees numbering 31 arrived at 6:30 am and were received by officials of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), and the Refugee Commission.
This is the second set of evacuees from Romania following the Russian invasion of Ukraine which has left many displaced.
However, unlike the previous batches of returnees that arrived via chartered flights, the 31 evacuees arrived on a commercial flight.
This batch of evacuees did not come into the airport through the regular arrival point. They came through the international wing of the airport, and due to protocols, journalists were not allowed entry to the arrival hall to talk with them or film their arrival.
A representative of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the reason the government used a commercial flight was that they were few in number.
Hundreds of people have been killed in Ukraine since Russia invaded the country while over two million people have been displaced. Two Ukraine mayors have been abducted by invading Russian forces, bringing strong condemnation from the European Union.
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