The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) says all Nigerian students fleeing war-torn Sudan have been successfully evacuated.
Since the commencement of the evacuation exercise on May 3, no fewer than 2,518 Nigerians have been airlifted to Nigeria.
Last Saturday’s evacuation was the 15th batch where 125 more Nigerians arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja.
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Upon arrival, the returnees were processed by immigration officials, members of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons.
It is not clear if the evacuation process will continue for other non-students who may be stranded in Sudan.
According to the commission, the evacuations were carried out by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), Tarco Air, Max Air, Azman Air, and Air Peace. The evacuated Nigerians were brought home batch by batch, with Tarco Air responsible for 11 of the 15 flights.
No Nigerian life has been lost so far during the exercise.