Sudan: Why 637 Nigerian Evacuees Are Stranded At Border – FG

The first set of 637 Nigerian students evacuated from Sudan are stranded at the Egyptian border with the war-torn country.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who spoke yesterday, said the Egyptian authorities had not opened its border with Sudan for the students, three days after their arrival.

Onyeama told the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) that the Egyptian authorities had insisted on clearing all the 637 Nigerians before they could be allowed entry into their country.

He expressed regret that a C-130 Hercules plane had arrived Egypt from Nigeria to bring home the Nigerians but it has not been possible.

He explained that the Federal Government might move the students to Port Sudan for evacuation if Egypt delayed further.

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