A total of 2,246 Nigerians have so far been evacuated from Sudan.
The Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Abdur-Rahman Balogun, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, while giving updates on the Federal Government’s evacuation efforts since May 3.
According to him, 94 evacuees, comprising 78 males and 16 females, on May 3 boarded NAF C130 plane, while 274 boarded Air Peace plane from Aswan Airport, Egypt.
On May 5, Balogun said 130 Nigerians also boarded Tarco Airline, while on May 6, 131 evacuees boarded the same airline from Port Sudan, with 102 boarding the same airline from Port Sudan on Sunday.
The NiDCOM spokesperson further said 410 Nigerians boarded Max Air and 322 Azman Air, both flights from Aswan Airport on Sunday.
Balogun said two flights from Tarco Airline evacuated 133 passengers, with seven children and nine infants, and 126 passengers, also with 12 children and 41 infants, from Port Sudan on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.
He further stated that 123 Nigerians boarded Tarco Airline on Wednesday from Port Sudan, while 136 boarded the same airline on Thursday.
He, however, said that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was expected to give the details of the 264 passengers aboard Tarco Airline as well as the 128 and 136 evacuees in separate flights.