The Federal Government said it successfully evacuated all Nigerians that were stranded in the crisis-ridden Sudanese capital, Khartoum.
Dr Sani Gwarzo, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, disclosed this on Friday when he received the second batch of 130 evacuees at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the evacuees arrived at the Pilgrims Terminal of the airport at exactly 3:10 pm local time on board a TARCO Aircraft B373-300 from Port Sudan.
“I’m happy to announce that we have successfully removed everybody that needs to be removed out of Khartoum. None of your colleagues today are in Khartoum, all of them have moved.
“You were the first batch to move out of Khartoum and sent to the Egyptian border, we still have a few of them, while some have already arrived in Nigeria.
“Though, majority of them will be arriving in the next eight hours or more. By that time, no Nigerian would have been left on the Egyptian border,” Gwarzo said.
He said the second batch of evacuees was airlifted from Port Sudan.
“But we have made adequate arrangements for everybody to be airlifted within the next few days. We have almost 1, 700 people over there and we have made adequate arrangements for flights to bring them back home. The good news is that no life has been lost,” he said.
Gwarzo said among the 130 evacuees, two are men while the rest are women and children.
He assured the public that the team will continue to prioritise women, children, and the ailing ones among them.