Finally, Egypt opens border for fleeing Nigerian students

After a phone talks between President Muhammadu Buhari and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi of Egyptia, Nigerian students fleeing Sudan war and stranded for days at Egyptian border have allowed access.

This was disclosed on Monday by Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) via her Twitter handle.

She said: “The border has just been opened (with stringent conditions) after President Buhari’s intervention with the Egyptian President. So the processing of evacuees by the Nigerian Embassy in Egypt will begin.”

DAILY COMMERCE reports that some 5,500 Nigerians were trapped at the border between Sudan and Egypt after bus drivers contracted by the Nigerian government to transport them to Egypt were denied access by the immigration authorities.

The students were evacuated to Egypt by road where the government promised to flown them back to Nigeria.

In a viral video on Sunday, over 400 Nigerians said they were denied access to Egypt, which subsequently led the contracted drivers into attempt dropping them off about a kilometre from the designated entry point into Egypt from the Sudanese border.

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