Air Peace Boss Allen Onyema has revealed his intention to send three jets to evacuate Nigerians who are en route to Egypt from the war-torn country of Sudan.
The rescue effort officially commenced on Wednesday, with the students travelling by road via buses to Egypt where they will be picked up.
Speaking to Arise TV on his plan to aid in the rescue mission, Onyema disclosed that he has conversed with government officials and added that the deployment will take place on Friday, April 28.
"... We are planning to deploy on Friday. I wanted to do it today if possible but I was told it will take two days before they get to Egypt from Sudan by road.
"Last night they told me the buses had left but that it will take two days. I wanted to deploy this night.
"So, I will be deploying on Friday and maybe on Thursday night, I might send about three jets out to Egypt.
"If possible, I just pray no country will delay us over flight permit issues so that we can get there on time and start moving our people immediately.
"I may send in about three planes at a time", he shared.
I will be deploying to Egypt on Friday to commence evacuation of Nigerians in Sudan. I have three jets on ground, nobody is paying me for this. This is completely self-sponsored and free of charge - Allen Onyema, CEO Air Peace— ARISE NEWS (@ARISEtv) April 26, 2023
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