Sudan, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Guniea have been plagued with coup d’etas and military governments over the last three years.
The returnees, comprising 160 adults and 38 children arrived at the pilgrims wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on TARCO Aircraft at exactly 12:09 p.m.
For the eleventh time, all efforts to bring the conflict in Sudan failed Friday after warring factions engaged in heavy clashes in parts of the city of Bahri, according to residents.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the returnees arrived on a Tarco Aircraft ST-TAL B737-300 at about 5:15pm.
The spokesman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, made this known on a WhatsApp group.
The Eagle Online recalls that the Federal Government through Egypt evacuated Nigerians fleeing war-ravaged Sudan.
The IOM said another 319,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, Egypt, Sudan’s northern neighbour, took in the largest share of the refugees, with more than 132,000 people.
The Federal Government, however, said attention would now shift to repatriating other Nigerians resident in Sudan.
In a statement statement obtained by The Eagleonline Monday, the yet to be evacuated have been urged to move to Port Sudan with a means of identification as Nigerian.
Mustapha Ahmed, Director-General, NEMA, made this known while addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja.
The figure is contained in a brief update report prepared by the government agencies involved in the evacuation and obtained by The Eagleonline Friday morning.
This is contained in a statement signed by the spokesperson of the agency, Manzo Ezikiel on Thursday in Abuja.
Heritage experts have expressed concern that Sudan’s museums were at high risk of theft and looting as weeks of armed conflicts have plunged the capital Khartoum and elsewhere in the country into turmoil.
The evacuees, fleeing from the war in Sudan, arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 3:50pm
This was confirmed by the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Friday
The National Emergency Management Agency made the cheering announcement on its Twitter handle on Thursday
The Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Ihab Awab, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday.
The Air Peace plane bearing the Nigerians landed at exactly 11:35pm at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja
The cheering news was shared on Tuesday morning as other buses conveying Nigerians are expected at Port Sudan
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, stated this.