Mustapha Ahmed, the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) claimed the agency has airlifted assorted food items to stranded Nigerians in war-torn Sudan.
The items, he said, were airlifted on Thursday to Port Sudan by Tarco Aviation, which earlier brought 123 stranded Nigerians back home.
Ahmed noted that the items are meant to cater for the stranded Nigerian citizens in Sudan while the evacuation process is being strengthened.
According to the agency’s director, the items include; 100 bags of 10 kg rice, 50 bags of 10kg beans, 10 cartons of seasoning, 50 cartons of spaghetti and 5 bags of iodized salt.
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He explained that the latest arrival of evacuees has brought the total number to 2,246 on 12 different flights.
“The items were airlifted on Thursday to Port Sudan by Tarco Aviation which earlier brought 123 stranded Nigerians to Abuja,” he said. “The latest arrival has brought the total number of evacuated stranded Nigerians to 2,246 in 12 different flights.”
The DG noted that the evacuation exercise is continuing with efforts being made to engage some Nigerian airlines to strengthen the airlift of the citizens that are willing and have been profiled to be transported back home as a result of the conflict in Sudan.