At the moment, evacuating Nigerian students is impossible – FG

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The Federal Government has stated that evacuation of Nigerians in Sudan is not currently practicable.

Nigerians caught in Sudan’s continuing conflict have begged to be rescued.

According to a Dailytrust article, fighting between the soldiers of two rival generals showed no signs of abating before of Ramadan celebrations.

Since Saturday’s clashes between soldiers loyal to Sudan’s army leader, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support soldiers (RSF), over 300 people have been killed.

According to the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, while the Nigerian Mission in Sudan and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have put plans in place to evacuate Nigerian students and other Nigerian citizens stranded in Sudan, the tense situation makes any flights dangerous and impossible at this time.

The statement, signed by Gabriel Odu of NIDCOM’s Media, Public Relations, and Protocols Unit, quoted Dabiri-Erewa as saying that aircraft parked at the country’s airport were burned on Friday morning.

She stated that Humanitarian Organizations were looking for ways to send food, water, and medical supplies to people.

“The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said while the Nigerian Mission in Sudan and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), have put in place arrangements to evacuate Nigerian students and other Nigerian citizens stranded in Sudan, the tensed situation makes it gravely risky and impossible for any flights at this point in time., noting that Aircrafts parked at the Airport in the country were burnt yesterday morning.”

“She therefore appealed to the fighting Parties to consider the Juba Peace Agreement enunciated by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), as fundamental mechanism for the restoration of peace and tranquility in the country.”

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