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Egyptian govt. order Nigerian students back to Sudan



Egyptian authorities have repatriated over 500 Sudanese students who failed to provide the necessary travel documents.

The students were sent back to Sudan after two of them could not provide a passport or Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC).

According to a voice note from a Nigerian official, students without the necessary documents had been instructed to remain in Egypt, but two of them became impatient and joined their colleagues.

The Egyptian authorities were reportedly angry and ordered that all the students should be returned to Sudan to obtain the required permits.

It is unclear how the students arrived in Egypt without the necessary travel documents, but this incident serves as a reminder to all travelers to ensure they have the correct paperwork before embarking on any journey.

The voice note said, “Our children have spoiled the efforts that the Federal Government is putting in place to airlift them. All the students that have passports were allowed to move to the Egypt airport and those that do not have were asked to wait behind and an ETC will be issued to them as a formal document for them to travel. Out of impatience, two students without passports or ETC sneaked in.

“Now, the two students were discovered at the Aswan airport and the Egyptian authorities are angry. Now, all the stranded Nigerians have to go back to Sudan. They conveyed over 500 Nigerians and everyone will go back to Sudan. They will have to get an exit permit and then get another permit back to Egypt. This will cause a delay of almost 10 hours.” 

The official also said that the issue was on the whereabouts of a little child could not be ascertained.

Also, in the midst of the confusion, a child sneaked into Egypt. We cannot find him. Legal actions would be taken against the two students.”

The official also warned students at Port Sudan to behave in a coordinated manner to avoid being returned back to Khartoum


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