FG: 160 women claiming to be Nigerians in Sudan have no passports for evacuation

Published: 14/Mai/2023
Source: The Cable (Abuja)

By Claire Mom

The federal government says 160 women claiming to be Nigerians in war-torn Sudan have no passports to fly back to the country.

In a press briefing on Sunday, Mustapha Ahmed, director general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said the agency was being careful not to evacuate non-Nigerians.

Ahmed said the women did not possess Nigerian passports to verify their citizenship claims.

According to the director-general, some persons claimed their great-grandparents up to the fifth generation were Nigerians while they were born in Sudan.

Read further: https://www.thecable.ng/fg-160-women-claiming-to-be-nigerians-in-sudan-have-no-passports-for-evacuation


Themes: Apatridie
Regions: Nigeria, Soudan
Year: 2023