First Batch Of Nigerians Evacuees Arrives Abuja From Sudan

The first batch of Nigerians who fled war torn Sudan arrived via military jet C13 at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at about 2340HRS with an estimate of 376 evacuees.

First Batch Of Nigerians Evacuees Arrives Abuja From Sudan

Since April 15, Sudan has been plunged into armed conflict between rival factions of the North African nation’s military government breaking out in Western Sudan, in the capital city of Khartoum and in the Darfur region. Finally, the Nigerian Government has redeemed their promise of rescuing it’s citizens trapped in Sudan. For nearly two weeks, the Nigerian Government had assured affected citizens of the evacuation plan to convey affected affected citizens out of the war torn zone. The evacuees arrived Abuja in the midst of heavy security presence, including wingmen of the Nigerian Force.

Present at the airport where the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouk; the Chairman of Nigerianas in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa; and the Director General of the National Management Emergency Agency(NEMA), Ahmed Mustapha, were at the airport to receive the students.

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According to Farouk, the returnees would be given #100,000 each to aid them settle in. he also added that full press briefing will take place later today.

Speaking with Channels Television last week, Abdulhayatu said he woke up on the morning of Saturday, April 22 to “heavy bombings and fire everywhere”. he added that it was catastrophic.

Muhammad also a returnee also stated that how he had been in his room for three days. According to him, this is his first time of hearing a gun shot in his life apart from movies.

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