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The federal government has moved the second batch of evacuated Nigerians who were fleeing Sudan back to Nigeria.

They landed in the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, the capital of the nation on Friday May 5th.

According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), 130 Nigerians who included two males and one hundred twenty eight, 128 females were transported by Tarco Airline B737-300 aircraft from Port Sudan International Airport and reached Nigeria safely on Friday around 3:15pm.

The Informant247 recalls that the the federal government moved the first batch of evacuated Nigerians from the war torn zone — Sudan using the popular Nigerian airline, Air Peace to Nigeria on Wednesday May 3rd.

Sudan’s Ambassador advises Nigerians to return to Sudan after war

The Sudan’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Muhammad Yusuf, has advised the stranded Nigerian citizens recently evacuated from Sudan to return to the country as soon as the war ends.

The Informant247 recalls that the Nigerians who were stranded in Egypt for a few days have reached the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Thursday, May 4th.

They were stranded in Sudan for two weeks waiting to be evacuated from the war torn country.

The ambassador said he hoped that the crisis would be resolved and advised the affected citizens to see Sudan as a place to return to.

He said, “The situation in Khartoum is calming down and the army is going to soon control the whole territory.

“I’m very sorry for what is happening there but at the same time I’m very happy to have these evacuees coming from Sudan safe, no life is lost. Nigerians are coming from their second country now to their home countries.

“I hope that things will be controlled there (Sudan) and safety would be back and rehabilitation will be started there and you can come back to your second country to pursue and continue your studies for those who are students and for others who have business there.”

He added that, “About the truce, yes, there is a proposal to have a truce for seven days. The government of Sudan has given its acceptance to this truce for only humanitarian purposes to make way for people who are trapped to get their basic needs like food, shelter, water and medicine.

“But, definitely as announced by the government of Sudan, no direct negotiations will be held between the rebels and the legitimate army.”

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