Atiku Abubakar has expressed his satisfaction with the arrival of the first batch of Nigerians stranded in Sudan, charging the federal government to rescue those left in the war-torn country.
The evacuees landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja on Wednesday night and reacting to the development, the former vice president said he was elated.
While congratulating the management of Air Peace Airline and others, Atiku appreciated the Egyptian authorities for granting the Nigerians safe passage after the initial denial issue.
“I’m elated at reports of the safe return of the first batch of Nigerians evacuated from Sudan.
“While welcoming home the evacuees, I wish to congratulate again, the management of Air Peace Airline, the Nigerian military, and other MDAs involved in this rescue of our compatriots stranded in Sudan.
“Our appreciation also goes to the Egyptian authorities for granting Nigerians safe passage after the initial setback through their territory.
“Furthermore, I will charge the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and all agencies concerned with the evacuation to ensure that no Nigerian is left behind or discriminated against based on ethnicity or religion.
“It is the obligation of every responsible government to come to the aid of its citizens in periods of emergencies such as we are having with Nigerians stranded in the crisis in Sudan”, the statement reads.
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