Simon Ateba

Over 190 Air Nigeria passengers who arrived the Gatwick Airport on Friday morning were stranded in London for about eight hours and had to contribute for fuel before they could be airlifted to Nigeria.

It was reported that the stranded passengers were asked to contribute extra £40 each to buy fuel for the aircraft.

It was learnt the plane eventually left Gatwick airport at 4:30 a.m and arrived Nigeria at about 12:30 today.

The passengers were reportedly asked to come back for their luggage as the plane arrived without them.

Air Nigeria has said that it will no longer fly from tomorrow, 10 September.