Sudan Deports 26 Nigerians Over Ebola fears

The Sudanese authorities have denied 26
Nigerians entry into their country over suspicion that they were
possibly infected by the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, one of those
repatriated has told Premium Times. Hauwa’u Ibrahim Bakori, a second
year student of Pharmacy at Al Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman,
said she and 25 others were denied entry after arriving Khartoum Airport
yesterday. They were detained, and then deported to Nigeria today, Ms.
Bakori said.

Ms Bakori revealed she had earlier travelled to Nigeria for holidays, before returning yesterday.
The Nigerians travelled to Khartoum via an Ethiopian Airline flight
ET 910 from Abuja, travelling via Addis Ababa. But on arrival in
Khartoum, authorities seized their passports, and arranged boarding
passes for them to return to Nigeria. They were not tested for Ebola,
Ms. Bakori said.


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