The Nigerian government have evacuated two hundred and ninety-two Nigerians from Saudi Arabia.
The returnees have arrived in the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja.
The Minister for foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in a tweet on Wednesday said the evacuees arrived in the nation’s capital on Tuesday.
Onyeama said the Saudi Arabia government facilitated their transportation to Abuja, and that a large number of the evacuees are nursing mothers and children.
According to him, the evacuees have already begun their 14-day quarantine in some undisclosed hotels.
“We received 292 evacuees stranded in Saudi Arabia yesterday. The Saudi Government transported them to Abuja,” the minister tweeted.
“A large number are nursing mothers and children and they are all comfortably settled in hotels under the mandatory 14 days quarantine.”