Egypt has opened its borders for Nigerians fleeing the war in Sudan and they are now expected to be airlifted by the Airforce plane back to Nigeria.
This was disclosed by the Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Monday while giving an update on a messy evacuation by the Nigerian authorities.
Dabiri-Erewa said it took the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari for the North African country’s border to open for Nigerians.
She said, “With the intervention of President Buhari, Egypt has finally opened its border to Nigerians fleeing Sudan. With an Airforce plane already on the ground in Aswan, Egypt, the processing of the first set of evacuees will begin.”
Recall the first set of 637 Nigerian students evacuated from Sudan had been denied entry into at the border, because there had been to pre-talks between Nigerian and Egyptian authorities.