Evacuation of Nigerians commences in Sudan.

The Federal Government will today commence the evacuation of five  thousand, five hundred Nigerians including students stranded in Khartoum and other cities in Sudan.

To facilitate the repatriation, the government has released five hundred and fifty million Naira for hiring forty buses to convey its desperate citizens from Sudan to Cairo in Egypt.

The money was paid to an undisclosed transport company by the Central Bank of Nigeria through the National Emergency Management Agency.

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who confirmed this in Abuja said the evacuees would take off this morning. 

The conflict has so far claimed about five hundred lives with thousands of others injured and millions displaced.