Second batch of Nigerians fleeing Sudan expected to arrive today — FG


The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) says the second batch of evacuated Nigerians from Sudan will arrive in the country on Thursday.


The commission made the announcement in a tweet a few hours ago but didn’t state the exact time the evacuees would arrive in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Nigerian embassy in Sudan said it would commence the second phase of the evacuation of nationals in the country on April 29.


HY Garko, the charge d’affaires, said interested Nigerians would be evacuated to Egypt for onward airlift to Nigeria tomorrow.


95 Nigerian students have been moved from Wadi Halfa to the Egyptian side of the border and would be evacuated by the Azman aircraft alongside other students who have already been processed.


The rest of the students waiting at the two border crossings (Wadi Halfa and Arqeen) would reportedly be evacuated by Friday, barring any hitches.


The first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Egypt by Air Peace arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday.


The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plane conveying another set of Nigerians also touched down at the airport in Abuja at about 12 midnight.


The evacuees were screened by officials of the ministry of health upon arrival in the country.


Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs and disaster management, said each returnee would be given N100,000. 

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