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Sudan Crisis: More Nigerians Arrive Port Sudan

by Silverbird News24

Reports have emerged that more Nigerians fleeing war-torn Sudan have arrived Port Sudan for the journey back to Nigeria.

As this news emerged at about midday on Tuesday, so were there updates on Nigerians at other border posts of Egypt.

Nigeria some days back decided to use Egypt as the take-off point for Nigerians, especially students, fleeing Sudan.

The C130 of the Nigerian Air Force has been in Egypt for a couple of days awaiting the arrival of the students and others Nigerians.

So also has the Federal Government engaged Azman Air for the airlifting of the stranded Nigerians.

Air Peace has also offered to airlift Nigerians from Egypt for free.

One of those travelling in the several buses chartered by the Federal Government of Nigeria from Atbara announced the arrival of some of the buses in Port Sudan at about midday on Tuesday.

They were reported to have left where they slept overnight at Atbara after the Fair prayers on Tuesday morning.

They arrived at about midday, according to available information.

The Eagle Online had earlier reported that nine of those in one of the buses had arrived and met about 40 other Nigerians.

The update on a platform coordinating the return of the Nigerians said: “ALHAMDULILLAH.

“They’ve finally arrived port Sudan.

“Please before sending them to Port Sudan I believed every arrangements to evacuate them from there is on ground because as a matter of fact they’re still in Sudan.

“Please we need updates on the next arrangements thank you.”

A Voice Note equally said that those at Port Sudan will be given some cash, air time and food.

The official, however, appealed for calm among the evacuees, saying it is a war situation and no one should complain about the amount of cash, volume of airtime given and type of food.

She said it was just to tide them over to get to Nigeria.

The official said apart from airtime, the same gesture would be extended to those at Arqin, where clearance, followed by boarding is expected to start once the aircraft for the evacuation arrives.

Those at Arqin had earlier reported that their travel documents have been collected from them and are being processed.

The students at Wadi Halfa are still waiting for several issues to be sorted out.

This was despite the promise that officials would arrive at the border post on Monday to start their processing for clearance and boarding.

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