PHOTOS: Third batch of Nigerian evacuees arrives from Hungary aboard Air Peace

PHOTOS: Third batch of Nigerian evacuees arrives from Hungary aboard Air Peace

The third batch of Nigerians stranded in Ukraine arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 11:50pm local time from Budapest, Hungary aboard Air Peace.

The recent update was confirmed by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission via its Twitter handle.

Recall that WuzupNigeria on Friday reported that two aircraft were assigned by the Federal Government of Nigeria to repatriate Nigerians who were caught in the middle of the Russia's invasion of Ukraine on multiple fronts.

The first aircraft which was Max Air flight 747, came with 450 Nigerians from Ukraine through Romania.

Less than 12 hours after their arrival, Air Peace flew 183 Nigerians from Warsaw in Poland, including adults and kids and the third was also an Air Peace flight. All flights landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Friday.

From the moment Russia's Vladimir Putin launched his invasion of Ukraine on multiple fronts on February 24, many Nigerians fleeing to neighbouring countries.

Similarly on February 28, the Federal Government said its diplomatic mission had received a total of 256 citizens from Ukraine at Bucharest, Hungary, Poland and Romania since February 27, following the invasion of Ukraine by Russia on February 24, many residents, including Nigerians had been forced to flee to neighbouring countries.

However, the number of people on the third batch has not been communicated yet.

NAN

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