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Sudan: Nigerian Evacuees to Start Arriving Country Wednesday
A large number of Nigerians stranded in Sudan are expected back in Nigeria on Wednesday as the bottleneck that made it impossible for passage into Cairo, Egypt may have been solved with many of them allowed to cross into Egypt.
They are expected to board flights that have been waiting to fly them into the country on Wednesday morning.
The flights have been waiting for the evacuees for few days now at an Egyptian Airport as the Nigerian government continued to battle its Egyptian counterpart to allow the stranded citizens to gain entrance into Egypt.
According to findings, the Nigerian Embassy in Egypt has successfully moved the evacuees from the Sudanese side to the Egyptian side of the Arqeel.
Already, Nigeria Airforce planes and Air Peace are on ground to airlift them to Abuja on Wednesday after necessary documentation.
Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt, Nura Abba Rimi confirmed the arrival of Air Peace.
He said: “The students are now being prepared for their departure to Abuja through Aswan Airport. With the arrival of Air Peace and the NAF Plane , the onward journey home begins soon after necessary documentation.”
No fewer than 637 Nigerians are expected to be airlifted as the flight to Nigeria is expected to commence on Wednesday morning.
It was learnt that some Nigerians in Arqeel are also being processed as Egypt has insisted that only those the aircraft can lift should be brought to Egypt.
Officials said the team at Abusimbel will be evacuating the Wadi Halfa group on Wednesday morning
Our correspondent was told those in Port Sudan border, who are the third group would be evacuated last because they just arrived on Tuesday as the two other groups who had been in waiting for about six days at the two borders get priority.
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