Nigeria’s Federal Government says about 7,000 people are currently stranded at the Egyptian border on their way from Sudan including citizens of the country.
In a statement on Friday, NIDCOM spokesman Gabriel Odu, did quote Abike Dabiri-Erewa as expressing concern over those affected by the incident.
The statement reads: “Dabiri-Erewa said over 7000 Nationals, including Nigerians, are not being allowed to cross the border into Egypt since their arrival late Thursday evening”.
“She added that The Nigerian mission in Egypt is working tirelessly on this as the Egyptian authorities are insisting on visas by fellow Africans to transit back to their countries.
“She however appealed to the Egyptian authorities to kindly allow the already traumatized travelers transit to their final destinations in various countries in Africa.”
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas