836 Nigerians evacuated from Sudan arrive in Abuja
Eight hundred and thirty-six passengers from Sudan arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
The passengers were on board an Azman Air carrier, with 324 of them evacuees, thus making it the seventh batch of stranded Nigerians to return home from crisis-ridden Sudan.
A statement on Sunday by Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, a spokesperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), indicated that the sixth batch of returnees from Port Sudan aboard Tarco Airline landed moments before with 102 evacuees, including pregnant women and children.
Tarco Airline left Port Sudan International Airport at 5:25 a.m. local time, with an estimated arrival time in Abuja, Nigeria, at 11:30 a.m. to noon.
Earlier, he said another batch of 410 evacuees departed Aswan International Airport, Egypt, and landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 10:30 a.m. local time on MaxAir.
“I am happy to inform you that Max Air and Azman are airborne and are expected to arrive in Abuja at 10:00 a.m. today, Sunday, May 7, 2023, with more than 700 passengers.
“May Allah bring the two batches safely. Aamin.
“We await the arrival of Air Peace later. The good news is, no Nigerian life has been lost so far,” he said.
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