JUST IN: Germans await flight at Lagos airport for evacuation

Over 100 German nationals have completed airport security formalities ahead of their evacuation by Lufthansa German Airline to Frankfurt from the international wing of the Lagos Airport.

Airport and Immigration sources disclosed this to The Nation on Thursday.

A security source at Lagos Airport said the Germans have undergone airport security formalities and screening for COVID-19 as they await the Lufthansa flight which landed in the afternoon for the evacuation under ‘emergency’ and ‘humanitarian’ flight operations.

Also on ground at the airport is an Air France aircraft, which is expected to airlift many French nationals purportedly stranded in the country.

A source at the Lagos Airport hinted that the United States of America is planning same operations that would last till Friday.

The United States Mission in Nigeria had announced the commencement of evacuation of its citizens from Nigeria.

This came after Germany, Israel, and France evacuated their nationals following the rising cases of coronavirus disease in the country.

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