Not less than 424 stranded Nigerians that departed Aswan International Airport, Egypt, landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday afternoon.
According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, these make up the sixth and seventh batches of evacuees from war-torn Sudan.
Sharing a video and pictures of the arrival, the commission tweeted, “The 6th and 7th batches of evacuees: 424 Nationals that departed Aswan International Airport, Egypt, landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport around 12:30 pm local time on May 7 via Tarco and Azman Air respectively.
“The breakdown so far; First and Second Batch- Military Jet C13 ~ 99 people, AirPeace Fight ~ 277 (Total 376);
“3rd Batch – Tarco Air ~ 130; 4th Batch – Tarco Air ~ 131; 5th Batch – MaxAir ~ 410; 6th Batch – Tarco Air ~ 102; 7th Batch – Azman Air 322; making a total of 1,471 evacuees so far.
“We await the arrival of the AirPeace flight tomorrow to convey everyone remaining in Port Sudan.
“The good news is, no Nigerian life has been lost so far.”