FG ends evacuation from Sudan with 2,518 returnees

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Abuja, May 14, 2023 – The Federal Government has concluded evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the war-torn Sudan.

It said it brought back a total of 2,518 returnees against the estimated 5500 Nigerians that were said to have expressed their readiness for evacuation.

The government said on Sunday in a statement signed by Amb. Janet Olisa that: “In summary, 15 flights were deployed by the Federal Government to airlift a total number of 2,518 Nigerian nationals from Sudan.

“A mop-up exercise will be organised for other Nigerians who may want to return home hereafter.

“The Federal Government seizes this opportunity to commend and appreciate the efforts of all the personnel deployed towards the successful evacuation exercise.

“Special appreciation goes to the crew of the NAF C130, Officers and Airmen of 063 NAF Hospital, Personnel of the Nigerian Police Force & Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp Disaster Response Units, MOH Port Health Officers, Federal Airports Authority, Air Peace, Azman Airline, Max Air, Sudanese Tarco Aviation, Dangote Group of Companies, MTN, and the Media among other partners and stakeholders.

“The Federal Government is happy to announce that no Nigerian life was lost in the course of the evacuation exercise,” the statement said. (GBN)

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