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Sudan Crisis: Egypt Gives Nigeria ‘Stringent’ Conditions To Cross Border

The Egyptian Authorities have finally agreed to open its border for Nigerians stranded in Sudan to come in. 

Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who spoke Sunday, said the Egyptian authorities had not opened its border with Sudan for the students three days after their arrival.

The gesture is however coming with a stringent conditions and guidelines, The Nation learnt. The Egyptians said there must be a detailed and scheduled aircraft to airlift them. They also want a strong commitment that they would ensure total evacuation of all Nigerians coming in from Sudan.

Others are: “Comprehensive list of the evacuees, with passport numbers; valid travel documents (passport or ETC); the presence of Nigerian government officials at the points of embarkation; and standby buses that will immediately convey them to the airport.”

Nigerian Ambassador in Egypt, Ambasaddor Nuru Rimi stated these on Monday.

No fewer than 637 Nigerian have been stranded at the Aswan border for the past four days as the Egyptians authorities denied them passage.

Rimi however said that approval has been granted.

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