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Evacuation of Nigerians from Sudan begins Tuesday – NEMA

Evacuation of Nigerians from Sudan begins Tuesday – NEMA


The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said it will commence the evacuation of stranded Nigerians from Sudan today.

The agency said the evacuation will be done via road from Khartoum to Cairo in Egypt.

It also added that plans have been made to evacuate about 2,650 to 2,800 people first including students, embassy staff and their families.

This was announced on Monday by the Director, Special Duties of NEMA, Dr. Onimode Bandele during an interview monitored on Channels.

Speaking on whether those in the embassies have been evacuated while leaving out students, he said: “The truth is, nobody has been evacuated yet.

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I just spoke to the Ambassador in Khartoum, Olaniyan some few minutes ago and the truth is, it is true that there are plans to get buses to start movement tomorrow (Tuesday) morning and as I speak with you, the Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed is already in Cairo because that is the window that we are looking at. We have a town called Luxor and another one. So, the movement is to perfected between the Embassy in Khartoum and the DG NEMA who is already in Cairo.”

“So, as confirmed by the Nigerian Ambassador in Khartoum, tomorrow, it is guaranteed that movement by road will start”.

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