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American citizens stranded at the Lagos State International Airport as US cancels evacuation of nationals from Nigeria (video)


The United States of America has cancelled the evacuation of nationals from Nigeria leaving citizens disappointed after Waiting for hours at the Lagos Airport.


American citizens stranded at the Lagos State International Airport as US cancels evacuation of nationals from Nigeria (video)




American nationals in Nigeria got hold of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos early, waiting to be evacuated on Friday morning. However, they were kept waiting for hours inside a room filled beyond its capacity despite the Coronavirus risk that being in such close proximity poses. Also, the method involved within the evacuation wasn't organized.



An American national who spoke to LIB said: "There were about 600 people waiting together inside a room that ought to contain only 200 people and there was no sort of organization.

The source adds that they were informed several times that they were bringing planes owned by "Ivorian airlines" to evacuate them from Nigeria but the flight "was cancelled several times and weren't forthcoming.

It was later revealed that the US has cancelled evacuation of nationals from Nigeria because the plane expected to airlift American nationals from Nigeria was denied permission to fly over the airspace of some countries including Ghana, before moving into Nigeria.

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