Here is Naija News daily news recap for July 11, 2020.
Malaysia, Thailand Returnees Arrive Nigeria
Nigerians stranded in Malaysia and Thailand are on their way home on board a chartered Air France flight. 32 of the evacuees are returning from Thailand, three of whom were stranded at the airport in Bangkok following the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The departure for Nigeria was announced this morning on the Twitter handle of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission. This is the first evacuation flights from both countries. And the flights, which left Kuala Lumpur at about 7:00 a.m. local time, landed first at the International Airport Abuja. Before proceeding to the Muritala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.
Building Collapse Kills Three in Lagos
A building collapse incident on Lagos Island has left three people dead, including a minor. The three-storey building located at 23 Freeman Street, came down in the early hours of today, according to emergency officials. One of the first six persons to be brought out of the rubble this morning was a child who unfortunately died. One other body, an adult, was also recovered.
Local Flight Resumes In Imo, Other States
As the country continues to relax, Coronavirus Lockdown’s domestic flights are back in other parts of the country after operations resumed in Abuja and Lagos airports on Wednesday. The first flight took off in Owerri, Imo states, in line with health guidelines laid down by the federal government. Although passengers were scanty at the airports
Ortom Ask Federal Government To Declare Herdsmen As Terrorists
Governor Samuel Ortom has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to declare armed herdsmen in Benue state as terrorists. His call follows repeated attacks on different communities of the state in the last couple of months. Governor Ortom condemns the invasion and killings and describes the situation as unacceptable.
That’s the evening news recap. Don’t forget to visit Naija News tomorrow for more. Thanks for reading.