The eighth repatriation flight organised by the British High Commission for Brits wanting to return to the United Kingdom from Nigeria has left with over 250 British nationals on Friday.

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The flight left the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on a special return charter flight organised by the UK and the Nigerian governments.

Commenting on the repatriation, the British High Commissioner, Catriona Laing said, “I’m so pleased we were able to help Nigerians get back home to Nigeria whilst also helping more British nationals return home to the UK. We work around the clock to support British nationals who remain in the country.

“I want to offer a huge thank you to the Nigerian government for their support and assistance in arranging these flights. The strong cooperation we have had from our Nigerian partners demonstrates the enduring bonds between our two countries.”

She said the Commission had been working with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Aviation, the FCT, the Nigerian High Commission and Lagos State authorities to arrange the flights.