Another batch of British travellers stranded in Nigeria are set to return home on three chartered flights by the UK Government in the next 11 days.
The British High Commission in Nigeria said in a statement on Sunday in which it announced the dates of the flights.
More than 1,700 British travellers had already returned to the UK on special charter flights in April and May from Lagos and Abuja.
According to the statement, the new flights are scheduled as follows: May 29: Lagos-London; June 1: Lagos-London; and June 6: Abuja-London.
The commission said that a UK-organised special internal charter flight would travel from Port Harcourt to Abuja on June 6 to enable British nationals based in or near Port Harcourt to join the June 6 flight from Abuja to London.
The Minister of State for Africa, James Duddridge, was quoted as saying in the statement: “Britons in Nigeria will now have access to additional repatriation flights, meaning hundreds of them will be able to fly home.
“We have already arranged for around 1,700 people to return home to their friends and family.
Source: The British High Commission in