The Nigerians, who were airlifted on Wednesday evening by Air Peace , landed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, around 11:30pm.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouk; Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa; and the Director General of the National Management Emergency Agency (NEMA), Ahmed Mustapha, welcomed them back to the country.
The Minister disclosed that each of them would get N100,000 to enable them settle in.
There are at least three million Nigerians in Sudan, according to Dabiri-Erewa, who promised that the Federal Government would rescue as many citizens as possible.
Nigeria was able to rescue its citizens after the Sudanese warring factions declared ceasefire.