At least 834 Nigerians stranded in conflict-ridden Sudan on Sunday arrived at the pilgrims terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
NAN reports that the airport terminal witnessed a huge turnout of parents, as well as relatives of the returnees, welcoming them with joy.
Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Sani Gwarzo, while receiving the returnees, said more stranded Nigerians would be back into Nigeria in a few days.
He said, “As of this morning, we received three flights, Azman Air brought in 322 persons, Max Air brought in 410 persons, while Tarco Airline from Port Sudan came in with 102 persons, making a total of 834.
“If you know any of your colleagues that were left behind, kindly let us know.”