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Nigerian Girls Stranded in Lebanon Evacuated_Ada Nkong

The Nigerians girls. seen in a viral video crying for help to return to Nigeria have been evacuated from Lebanon.
Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced this on their verified twitter handle on Sunday.

According to NIDCOM, a total of 68 Nigerian girls stranded in Lebanon were brought back home aboard a Middle East Airline plane.

The plane conveying the evacuees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at about 15:30pm.
NIDCOM said the returnees are to proceed on self-isolation for 14 days, in compliance to the guideline of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.

The agency thanked the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon, the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, and the Lebanese community in Nigeria for making the evacuation possible.
NIDCOM also disclosed that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) in Nigeria were responsible for the logistics.
NIDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa,who welcomed the evacuated girls, said there was no place like home.

The flight left Lebanon at about 11am (Lebanese time) and landed in Abuja hours later.

The 68 girls were part of over 200 passengers, including other Nigerians and Lebanese nationals onboard the plane.

According to One of the Nigerian passengers, they were all tested three days before the flight while the ladies were separated from the rest of the flight on arrival.

Their arrival comes three days after 94 other Nigerian ladies stranded in Lebanon were brought back to the country.

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