The Federal Government is making preparations to evacuate about 5,500 stranded Nigerians out of Sudan through the Egyptian town of Luxor. The Director of Special Duties of the National Emergency Management Agency, who doubles as Chairman of NEMA’s Committee for the evacuation of the Stranded Nigerians from Sudan, Dr Onimode Bandele, said the Federal Government was meeting with government officials in Egypt on how to move Nigerians out of Sudan through Egypt. Similarly, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a monitored television program,  said the government had concluded arrangements to evacuate  Nigerians in Sudan by road; adding that Nigeria will get authorisation from the Sudanese government before the evacuation.

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