Over 7,000 persons evacuated from Sudan stranded at Egypt border

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Over 7000 persons from different countries, including Nigerians, are currently stranded at the Egyptian border.

This came just as the Federal Government on Friday urged relevant authorities along the Sudanese borders to create humane conditions for Nigerians leaving the country to get to their various destinations safely.

The chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who made the call in a statement issued by NiDCOM spokesman, Gabriel Odu, lamented that Nigerians were not allowed to cross the border into Egypt since their arrival on Thursday evening.

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Dabiri-Erewa had on Thursday confirmed the arrival of the first set of Nigerians stranded in Sudan at the Aswan border in Egypt.

The statement read: “The Nigerian mission in Egypt has been working tirelessly on this as the Egyptian authorities are insisting on visas by fellow Africans to transit back to their countries.

“She appeals to the Egyptian authorities to kindly allow the already traumatised travellers to transit to their final destinations in various countries in Africa.”

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