Sudan Crisis: 136 More Nigerians fleeing Sudan arrive Abuja


Another group of Nigerians who had been stuck in war-torn Sudan has arrived at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

The 136 evacuees arrived at 9:30 a.m. in a Tarco Aviation plane through Port Sudan.

While noting that this is the 11th aircraft that has evacuated Nigerians from Sudan, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says a total of 2,002 Nigerians comprising men, women, children and pregnant women have so far been evacuated since the war broke out in the North African country.

Tarco Aviation has so far made seven trips, with Nigerian carriers, Air Peace, Max Air and Azman Air, as well as the Air Force Charlie 130 completing the rest of the evacuation process.

This is coming few hours after 126 nationals that departed Port Sudan International Airport landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Tuesday night via Tarco Air.

According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), the Federal Government has made a total of 1,856 evacuees so far.

The agency added that no Nigerian life has been lost so far.

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

They were received by officials of NEMA; NIDCOM; the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the Nigeria Immigration Service.

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.