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Sudan: NEMA Confirms Evacuation Process Ongoing For Nigerian Students

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The National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria, NEMA, says measures are ongoing to ensure the safe evacuation of Nigerians from war-ravaged Sudan.

This comes as some Nigerians are trapped after fighting broke out between the Sudanese army led by the President, General Abdel Fatah Al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, RSF, a para-military group loyal to the Deputy President, General Hamdan Dagalo at the country’s capital Khartoum.

In an interview on Nigeria info’s Morning Crossfire, Dr Onimode Abdullahi Bandele, NEMA's Director of Special Duties assured that these Nigerians, mostly students will be airlifted back to Nigeria but could not confirm if the airlifting has commenced in Khartoum as at the time of this interview.

He said a robust re-integration plan is in place to help returnees settle in and reunite with their families.

Dr Abdullahi also said the actual figure of students in Sudan is three thousand instead of five thousand earlier disclosed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“That (5,000) was a working figure,” he said.

He also added that the evacuation process was delayed because the federal government was studying the security situation due to intense fighting in the region and the public will be notified at the arrival of the first flight.

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