The Nigerian Ambassador to Egypt, Nura Rimi, has said that the first batch of stranded Nigerians has been moved from the Sudanese side to the Egyptian side of the border.
He disclosed this on Tuesday, May 2, adding that Nigerians are now being prepared for their departure to Abuja through Aswan Airport.
The Egyptian authorities had not opened its border with Sudan for the students, six days after their arrival.
However, giving updates on the evacuees, Rimi said, “#TeamCairo has successfully moved our students from the Sudanese side to the Egyptian side of the Arqeel border.
“Priority was given to female students in the orderly movement of the 449 students across the border.
“The students are now being prepared for their departure to Abuja through Aswan Airport.
“With the arrival of Air Peace and the NAF Plane, the onward journey home begins soon after necessary documentation.”
Meanwhile, the second batch of stranded Nigerians evacuated from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan arrived in Port Sudan on Tuesday for possible airlifting to Nigeria.