THE first batch of Nigerians who fled the war in Sudan have returned to the country.
Sundiata Post recalls that due to the closure of Sudanese airspace, the Federal Government of Nigeria made arrangement for them to be conveyed to Egypt by road from where they were to connect flights back home.
However, there was a major setback when the Egyptian authorities denied them access over documentation issues.
The logjam continued for days until the Nigerian intelligence network struck a deal with its Egyptian counterpart.
The Nigerians were airlifted on Wednesday evening and landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, around 11:38pm on Wednesday.