A round-off of about 274 Israeli citizens have reportedly been evacuated from Nigeria following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
Deputy Chief of Mission at the Israeli Embassy in Abuja, Mr Yotam Kreiman oversaw the evacuation process which is in line with Israeli government’s effort to protect its citizens from contacting coronavirus (COVID-19).
While speaking with newsmen at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, Kreiman stated that the evacuation became necessary due to the global increase in cases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Israeli nationals were evacuated on a direct flight to Israel by a private Nigerian airline, making it the first time there will be a direct flight to the country from Nigeria.
Passengers on board the aircraft include embassy staff and others working for private companies in Abuja.