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First batch of Nigerians to arrive from Sudan soon – NIDCOM

The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has said the first batch of Nigerian students evacuated from war-ravaged Sudan will arrive Abuja in a few hours.

The Chairman of the Commission, Abike Dabiri -Erewa told Journalists on Tuesday that the Embassy in Egypt has successfully moved evacuees from the Sudanese side to the Egyptian side of the Arqeel Border.

She said the team at Abusimbel will be evacuating the Wadi Halfa group on Wednesday morning and those at the Port Sudan border, which is the third group, will be evacuated last because they just arrived the border on Tuesday.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa stressed that the students were being prepared for their departure to Abuja through the Aswan Airport.

She added that priority was being given to female students amongst the 449 students across the border.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade; Editing by Tony Okerafor