Sudan crisis: Three aircraft on ground to evacuate 1,700 Nigerians from Egypt


Three airlines with their aircraft are already in Egypt to evacuate Nigerians fleeing from the war in Sudan.

The spokesman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, made this known on Friday.


Balogun, in a statement after the arrival of 130 more evacuated Nigerians from Egypt on Friday, identified the airlines as Max Air, Azman Air and Nigerian Air Force Charlie 130.

He said all issues that led to the delays in boarding the evacuated Nigerians have been resolved with the Egyptian authorities.

He said about 1,700 Nigerians are to be evacuated in the coming days, with Max Air expected to take 540 passengers, Azman Air 400 and C130 the others.

Yesterday, 130 evacuees arrived Nigeria via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Earlier, on Wednesday may 3, Air Peace and the NAF C130 had brought 376 other evacuees into Nigeria.


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