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Last batch of Nigerian students from Sudan arrive Abuja

Saturday marked the arrival of the 15th and final group of Nigerian students from Sudan at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The group of 147 nationals took off from Port Sudan International Airport on Tarco Air and arrived around 8:30 pm local time.

Consequently, all Nigerian students in Port Sudan and the Egyptian border have now been evacuated.

This is the final in a series of evacuation initiatives by the Nigerian government to return citizens who have been stuck overseas due to Sudan’s escalating conflict.

So far, 2,518 Nigerians have been returned to the country through various means, including military aircraft and commercial flights.

According to a tweet by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, no Nigerian lives were lost during the evacuation.

Writing by Saadatu Albashir; Editing by Tony Okerafor