Sudan Crisis: 126 More Nigerians return from Sudan


Another group of Nigerians stuck in Sudan has arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

Tarco Aviation’s plane, carrying 126 evacuees from Port Sudan, arrived at 12:25 p.m.

So yet, there has been no record of a Nigerian being killed.

Officials processed the returnees upon their arrival, including the completion of returnee registration paperwork supplied to them by government officials.

Officials from NEMA, NIDCOM, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Nigeria Immigration Service met with them.

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

So far, over 2,000 Nigerians have been evacuated since the war broke out in the North African country. According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), about 500 Nigerians are still in Sudan awaiting airlift.

This is the 9th trip by Tarco Aviation in the evacuation process.

On Wednesday, the Nigerian government 136 repatriated Nigerians from the North-African country that has been ravaged by conflict by two opposing generals.

So far, over 11th aircraft have lifted Nigerians from Sudan, with NEMA saying men, women, children, and pregnant women have so far been evacuated since the war broke out.