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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Facilitates Return of 13 Nigerian students that fled from the war in Sudan into Saudi Arabia.

NEMA Press Release

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has facilitated the return of 13 Nigerian students that fled from the war in Sudan into Saudi Arabia to be back home.

The students are scheduled to depart Jeddah today onboard Qatar Airways and will arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja tomorrow, Thursday 18 May 2023.

The return of the 13 Nigerian students from Saudi Arabia is part of the evacuation of stranded Nigerian citizens in the war torn Sudan by the Federal Government through NEMA and other relevant Agencies. These students had fled by using boats through the Red Sea into Saudi Arabia, where they sought the assistance of the Federal Government to be transported back home. Consequently, they were profiled by the Nigerian Mission in Saudi Arabia and arrangement for their safe return made by the NEMA in line with the mandates of the Agency.

Recalled that the Federal Government through NEMA had recently evacuated a total of 2, 518 stranded Nigerian Citizens in Sudan who were airlifted from Port Sudan and Aswan, Egypt.

The names of the 13 Nigerian students expected back home of Friday are as follows:

  1. Mannira Buniya
  2. Hadiza Idi
  3. Naima Mamuda
  4. Hindatu Salmanu
  5. Aminu Ibrahim
  6. Muntari
  7. Aliya Rabbilu
  8. Muhammad Zubairu
  9. Aisha Sani
  10. Asmau Adamu Dandada
  11. Abdulkadir Lawan Gambo
  12. Suleiman Sani Idris
  13. Mubarak Zakariya
  14. 17th May 2023

Abdulkadir Kezo Ibrahim IkonAllah

Assistant chief Information Officer New Media

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