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Tuesday 7 April 2020

376 American nationals eventually evacuated from Nigeria to Washington DC (photos)

American nationals have finally been evacuated from Nigeria days after they were left stranded at the Lagos International Airport.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 376 US citizens departed from Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, for Washington Dulles international Airport on Monday, April 6, 2020.

According to the US consulate in Nigeria, the chartered flight departed at 5:25pm Nigerian time.

The consulate said it is the first in a series of repatriation flights for American citizens out of Lagos, adding that more flights would depart Lagos within the next few days.

This comes days after LIB reported that American nationals who showed up at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport to be evacuated from Nigeria were left stranded (read here).

Also, 137 Canadian nationals were eventually evacuated from Nigeria on Monday, April 6, hours after they expressed frustrations about the delay at the airport (read here).

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