June 9, 2023

Nigerian Evacuees Arrives Safely In Abuja From War-torn Sudan

The first batch of Nigerian evacuees returning from the war-torn Sudan has arrived in Abuja, the Country’s Federal Capital Territory, landing at 11:35 p.m., against the 11:23 p.m. scheduled for a touchdown at the Nnamdi Azikiwe airport

 

The 376 returnees were airlifted by the Nigerian Air Force on the NAF C-130H aircraft and Air Peace from Aswan, Egypt, on Wednesday.

 

According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq, Air Peace conveyed 282 evacuees, and NAF conveyed 96 evacuees.

 

Farouq stated that the government of Nigeria is excited that all of them are back safely, noting that no lives were lost in the process, adding that the evacuees will receive dignity packs and 100,000 Naira transportation fare, and they will also receive N25,000 worth of call vouchers and a 1.5 GB data bundle (1.5 GB).

 

Mohamed Yousif, the Sudan Ambassador to Nigeria was also present at the airport to receive the evacuees. He said he is happy the evacuees arrive back in Nigeria safely and sorry about the situation in Sudan.

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