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NEMA Begins Evacuation Of 2,800 Nigerians From Sudan

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has hinted that the first batch of 2,800 stranded Nigerians in Sudan is expected to arrive today.

A domestic carrier – Air Peace – had volunteered to evacuate citizens from the crisis-ridding country.

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

Among those to be brought home are students, embassy staff and their families.

Director of Special Duties of NEMA, Dr. Onimode Bandele, who in a monitored television interview said Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Ahmed, is already in Cairo.

On the numbers to be evacuated, he said they are about 5,000 but the plan is for about 2,650 to 2,800 to move immediately, including families of embassy staff.