By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has facilitated the return of 13 Nigerian students who fled from the war in Sudan into Saudi Arabia back home.
This was contained in a statement signed and issued by Manzo Ezekiel NEMA Press Unit.
The students are scheduled to depart Jeddah yesterday onboard Qatar Airways and will arrive Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja today.
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 to be back home on Friday are : Mannira Buniya Hadiza Idi, Naima Mamuda Hindatu Salmanu,
Aminu Ibrahim, Muntari and Aliya Rabbilu.
Others are Muhammad Zubairu Aisha Sani,Asmau Adamu Dandada, Abdulkadir Lawan Gambo, Suleiman Sani Idris and Mubarak Zakariya.