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The Federal Government says 160 women claiming to be Nigerians in Sudan who’re without passports, are to fly back to the nation.  The Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mustapha Ahmed disclosed this throughout a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, May 14,  on the evacuation of Nigerians from war-torn Sudan.  Channels TV experiences that Ahmed mentioned the women claimed to be Nigerians however don’t possess Nigerian passports to confirm their claims. He mentioned the company is being cautious not to evacuate individuals who will not be Nigerians.  It will be recalled that earlier than the graduation of the evacuation train, the Nigerian Diaspora Commission had mentioned there have been about three million Nigerians in Sudan and a complete of 5,000 college students. However, the NEMA boss mentioned aside from the two,518 Nigerians which have to this point been evacuated and 15 flights operated to this point, the citizenship of a lot of these claiming to be Nigerians can’t be verified.  He mentioned a few of them claimed their great-grandparents up to the fifth era had been Nigerians whereas they had been born in Sudan however that is still unverified. Ahmed disclosed how some determined Sudanese tried to enter the autos that had been meant to transfer Nigerians from Sudan to Egypt border.  Asked how a lot was expended to evacuate Nigerians from Sudan, Ahmed didn’t give the precise quantity however he disclosed that Nigeria paid a complete of $22,662 as exit charges on the level of transferring the evacuees from Sudan and $62,950 {dollars} for entry visa into Egypt.    Meanwhile, NEMA mentioned the door of alternatives is opened to any Nigerian with verified paperwork who’s in returning to the nation. Among the two,518 Nigerian returnees is a pregnant lady who was mentioned to have given beginning whereas ready to be evacuated. Her youngster was the one toddler among the many evacuees. The eight-day toddler is at present being handled for jaundice on the University Of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.  No Nigerian life was misplaced to the conflict in Sudan, in accordance to NEMA. However, a complete of 23 sick evacuees had been acquired, out of which 10 had been handled on arrival by medics whereas 13 had been referred to the 108 Nigerian Airforce Hospital, Abuja. The put up 160 women claiming to be Nigerians in Sudan without passports to fly back FG appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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