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.

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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