The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission reports that as of the time of writing, 2,246 Nigerians had left Sudan.
This was revealed by Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun, NiDCOM’s Head of Media, Public Relations, and Protocols, on Friday in Abuja while providing updates on the Federal Government’s evacuation operations since May 3.
He said that on May 3, 94 evacuees—78 men and 16 women—boarded a NAF C130 plane from Aswan Airport in Egypt, while 274 boarded an Air Peace plane.
According to Balogun, 132 Nigerians boarded Tarco Airline on May 5; 131 evacuees joined the same airline from Port Sudan on May 6; and 102 refugees boarded the same aircraft on Sunday from Port Sudan.
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He added that 322 and 410 Nigerians, respectively, flew on Max Air and Azman Air from Aswan Airport on Sunday.
Balogun reported that on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, two flights from Tarco Airline evacuated 133 passengers from Port Sudan, including seven children and nine newborns, and 126 passengers, including 12 children and 41 infants as well.
He mentioned that 123 Nigerians traveled on Tarco Airline from Port Sudan on Wednesday, while 136 did so on Thursday.
However, he added that the National Emergency Management Agency was anticipated to provide information regarding the 128 and 136 evacuees traveling on separate aircraft, as well as the 264 people on board Tarco Airline.