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UK to evacuate more citizens from Nigeria

More British travellers are set to return home from Nigeria on three flights chartered by the UK Government.

The flights will be on May 29, from Lagos to London and June 1st Lagos to London and June 6th from Abuja to London.

A statement by the office of the British Deputy High Commission, Lagos says more than 1,700 British travellers have already returned to the UK on special chartered flights in April and May – from Lagos and Abuja.

According to the statement, a UK organised special internal charter flight will travel from Port Harcourt to Abuja on Saturday 6 June to enable British nationals based in, or near, Port Harcourt to join the 6 June flight from Abuja to London.

So far, charter flights have returned British travellers from countries including India, the Philippines, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nepal, Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria and Peru.

Minister of State for Africa, James Duddridge, said: “Brits in Nigeria will now have access to additional repatriation flights, meaning hundreds more will be able to fly home. We’ve already arranged for around 1,700 people to return home to their friends and family and continue to support British nationals who remain in the country”.

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