Air Peace aircraft is in the process of evacuating stranded Nigerians in Malaysia and Thailand.

This development was disclosed by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission via its official Twitter page on Saturday The Punch reports.

In the tweet, it was revealed that, “Chartered @airpeace flight APK-7813 conveying Stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand departing Kaula Lumpur to Abuja and Lagos today with Evacuees from Malaysia and Thailand on board,”

Since the coronavirus pandemic instigated lockdowns across the world NIDCOM said, it is the first evacuation from both countries.

On departure and arrival, the flight is expected to depart at 7 am and first arrive at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, before proceeding to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.

The tweet reads: Breaking News, Evacuation Update

Chartered @airpeace flight APK-7813 conveying Stranded Nigerians from Malaysia and Thailand depating Kaula Lumpur to Abuja and Lagos today with Evacuees from Malaysia and Thiland onboard.
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Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 11, 2020

This is the First Evacuation flight from both countries and is expected to depart at about 7 am local time to Abuja and Lagos and will first land at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport, Abuja to disembark some evacuees before proceeding to Murtala Muhammed Int’l Airport, Lagos.
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Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) July 11, 2020