129 more Nigerian Evacuees arrive Abuja from war-torn Sudan


Another 129 Nigerians have been evacuated from the war-torn Sudan, and have arrived in Abuja.

According to the information on the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) verified Twitter handle, the 8th Batch of Evacuees departed Port Sudan International Airport, landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 9:25 am local time on May 8 via Tarco Air.

The arrival of the Nigerian citizens in Abuja on Monday, May 8 makes it a total of 1,600 evacuees so far.

Upon their arrival, the returnees were processed by officials with the filling of the returnee registration forms handed to them by government officials.

Comprising 124 adults and five infants, they were received by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Nigeria Immigration Service.

Others include operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and the military.

Speaking to newsmen, NEMA’s Director of Special Duties, Dr Onimode Abdullahi Bandele, said over 1000 Nigerians are still stuck in the war-torn country and plans are underway to evacuate them as soon as possible.

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