No fewer than 126 stranded Nigerians evacuated from Sudan arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, about 10:30am on Tuesday.

Among them were 52 minors. One of the returnees who was ill was provided with medical support by the Port Health officials.

This brings total number of returnees to 1,729.

Two more flights were also expected last night.

The returnees, who were airlifted by Tarco Aviation, were received by NEMA Director-General, Mustapha Ahmed, who was represented by the Director Special Duties, Dr. Onimode Bandele.

After clearance by the Nigerian Immigration Service, the returnees were served meals and given N100,000 and dignity kits.

One of the returnees said he would have loved that Sudan never experienced crisis. He said it was painful that such was happening in Sudan, which he had regarded as home.

Would he love to return once peace is restored, the final year medical student of El-Razi University, Khartoum, said he would love to as he does not fancy starting afresh in Nigeria.

But many others said they were not thinking along that line as it was difficult to digest what they went through escaping to the border and enduring days of no food and water.



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