2,518 Nigerians evacuated from Sudan – NiDCOM


The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has said a total of 2,518 Nigerians have been evacuated from Sudan back home.

NIDCOM’s Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun said this in Abuja on Sunday while giving an update on the evacuation exercise.

He said, “As at today being Sunday, this is where we are with the evacuation exercise. The evacuation is done through a total number of 15 flights, with four from Aswan, Egypt and 11 from Port Sudan.

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As I said earlier a total of 2,371 evacuees have safely returned home as at Saturday, May 13. The new arrivals just now, are 140 adults, comprising three infants and 30 children making a total evacuation to 2,518″.


Meanwhile, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, NiDCOM said the Summit University, Offa, Kwara State was among the higher institutions that showed interest in admitting Nigerian student returnees.