According to FG, Egypt has opened its border to Nigerian students fleeing the Sudan.


Recall that the Egyptian government had refused to allow the students access to the airport on its soil where they were supposed to be flown, leaving them stuck at the Egyptian-Sudanese border.

However, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), claimed yesterday that Egypt had finally opened its border for the students to be evacuated but under some stringent conditions.

After speaking with his counterpart in Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly ordered the border to be opened. She added that there were some strict requirements set up for the students to be evacuated.

After President Buhari's intervention with the Egyptian President, the border has just been opened, though under strict conditions. So, the Nigerian Embassy's handling of evacuees in Egypt will start, according to Dabiri-Erewa.

Vanguard discovered that the requirements include "details and schedule of the aircraft; capacity of the aircraft; a strong pledge that once our citizens depart the border, they will be conveyed directly to the designated airport." 

The presence of Nigerian government authorities at the sites of embarkation, a complete list of the evacuees with passport numbers, valid travel papers (passports or ETC), and standby buses that would take them right away to the airport are additional requirements.

Along with other citizens, the students had been stuck at the Egyptian border since Thursday night.

The Nigerian delegation in Egypt has been working tirelessly to resolve the situation, according to Dabiri-Erewa, who had previously claimed that the Egyptian authorities were demanding on visas.

Also keep in mind that the initial projection for the evacuated Nigerian population was for them to arrive in the nation on Friday.

A bus carrying Nigerians stuck in Sudan catches fire.

"All of the passengers made it out safely.  The remaining passengers spent the night at the scene of the event, next to the driver at the RSF checkpoint, while 40 of the 50 passengers were later distributed to other buses evacuating the students.

The RSF provided the passengers cups of tea in the morning before they left, according to the students, who said that they did their utmost to assist the passengers.

Following challenges crossing the Egyptian borders with the initial group of evacuees, over 1000 Nigerians are now being evacuated via Port Sudan.

The stranded Nigerians had been waiting for a trip back to Nigeria for five days at the borders after Egyptian authorities barred them from entering the nation.

All Nigerian students have left Khartoum, according to the Association

The National Association of Nigerian Students, or NANS, in Sudan has also reported that all Nigerian students who were left behind in the war-torn nation had been evacuated from Khartoum to the Egyptian border.

This information was released late on Sunday by the association's public relations officer, Amal Pantami, who said in a statement: "This is to tell the general public that all the remaining Nigerian students have been evacuated from Khartoum.

There were 26 buses in total, and each one held around 50 passengers.  We continue to enlist everyone's prayers in the hopes that all the students would make it to Nigeria without incident. We are eternally appreciative of your unwavering support and prayers.

Since April 15, battles between two organizations, the Army and Paramilitary Frontier Forces, led by two generals, have resulted in more than 500 deaths and tens of thousands of evacuees.

On Sunday, the Federal Government reported spending $1.2 million on bus fares to The stranded Nigerians should be evacuated to the Egyptian border for airlifting to Nigeria.

Abdel Fattah al-Burhan's army is engaged in combat with the Rapid Support Forces, or RSF, a heavily armed paramilitary group, led by his former subordinate Mohamed Hamdan Daglo.

The Nigerian Air Force, or NAF, and Air Peace, which promised to undertake the airlift for free, have already been deployed by the federal government.

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