Mozambican students who were evacuated from Sudan have reached Maputo, the nation’s capital.
22 students and a priest were among those who had to be evacuated, and they all expressed relief at getting back home.
They were supposed to arrive last Wednesday, but according to officials, the immigration process in Egypt, where they were transported by bus, caused a delay.
However, a student, Nuro Alfredo claimed that getting out of Khartoum, where the opposing forces have been fighting for several weeks, had proven to be the most difficult part.
“We had to stay at the university for three days waiting to find out how to leave,” he said, explaining that even the drivers did not which route was safest to take.
“We just left, just like that. In war nobody is prepared, things happen suddenly.”
Meanwhile, an aircraft has landed in Egypt to airlift stranded Nigerian students in Sudan to Nigeria
Dabiri-Erewa, who made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday evening, said the aircraft would take students who had been given clearance to move into the North African country.
“Sudan update: Nig Embassy in Egypt has moved all evacuees from the Sudan side to the Egypt side of the Arqeel border, with priority given to the females,” the NIDCOM chair tweeted.
“They are now being prepared for their departure to Abuja through Aswan Airport.@flyairpeace has just landed. Big gratitude to the Nigerian Embassy in Egypt for their tireless efforts.”
The chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, had volunteered to fly Nigerians stuck in Sudan to safety at no cost.
Because Sudan’s airspace is off-limits to civil aviation, the aviation tycoon had stated that if Nigerians in the region of North-East Africa could be relocated to a neighboring nation, the airline would fly there and evacuate them.
The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) evacuation team departed for Aswan Airport in Egypt on April 29 as part of coordinated rescue attempts to transport the trapped Nigerians as well.
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