The Federal Government says Egypt has opened its borders to Nigerians fleeing conflict-hit Sudan.

In an update shared on Twitter, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Monday said an Air Force plane was already on the ground in Aswan, Egypt, adding that the processing of the first set of evacuees would begin.

“With the intervention of President Buhari, Egypt has finally opened its border to Nigerians fleeing Sudan,” the commission tweeted.

The development comes six hours after an 8:15 am tweet by NIDCOM, saying the Egyptian border was “still not opened for our students”.

It however stated that the Nigeria Air Force “is ready” with the NAF C 130 having landed at Aswan Airport, “and they say ‘We will not leave without our students’.”



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