The fourth batch of Nigerians fleeing war-torn Sudan are expected to arrive in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Sunday morning.
In a terse statement, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed this to Channels Television, saying the returnees would arrive in three different airlines – Azman, Max Air and Tarco Aviation.
They are meant to enter the Nigerian soil later today.
“Azman and Max Air airlift from Aswan concludes evacuation from Egypt. The two airline are carrying over 700 Nigerians from Egypt. While Tarco Aviation is coming from Port Sudan. All three will arrive between 9:30 am-10 am this morning,” he stated.
“Azman and Max Air airlift from Aswan concludes evacuation from Egypt. The two airline are carrying over 700 Nigerians from Egypt. While Tarco Aviation is coming from Port Sudan. All three will arrive between 9:30am-10am this morning.”
It was gathered that 102 Nigerians have already “left Port Sudan International Airport today, 7th May, 2023, at 5:25 am local time,” and would land in the nation’s capital around 12pm.
Max Air and Azman are airborne and are expected to arrive in Abuja at 10 am today, Sunday 7 May 2023 with over 700 passengers.
Thank you to the NiDCOM, NEMA team, and the Immigration Attaché on frame 4 that has been working with the Nigeria Mission in Egypt and Sudan. pic.twitter.com/IeJP8QANgM
— Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (@nidcom_gov) May 7, 2023
This is coming about 24 hours after the third batch of Nigerian evacuees was received in Abuja from Port Sudan by Federal Government officials.
According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the returnees made up of 131 people, mostly women and children, landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport at 1:45pm.
The officials expressed optimism that the process would be successfully completed.
More Nigerians are still been expected to be evacuated from Sudan in the coming days.