Abiodun OBA

As Russia continued the bombardment of  Ukraine, another batch of 301 stranded Nigerians returned home from the country via Budapest Saturday night.

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) said the evacuees were brought home on Flight AZM2351 by Azman Air.

They arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 8.50 p.m local time.

Majority of the returnees were the #SumyStudents from Ukraine.

At least 2.5million Ukrainians have fled their country since Russia launched a full-scale war on its neighbour on Feb. 24.

The Nigerian government released $8.5 million dollars for the immediate evacuation from Poland, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia of at least 5,000 Nigerians fleeing the Russian-Ukrainian conflict zone.

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