Peter Obi raises concerns about Nigerians trapped in Sudan

Peter Obi raises concerns about Nigerians trapped in Sudan

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter has raised concerns about thousands of Nigerians trapped in war-torn Sudan.

In a statement on Sunday on his Official Twitter handle, Peter Obi said it is sad that the federal government has not evacuated Nigerians from the embattled country.

The third-placed candidate at the 2023 presidential election called on the federal government to expedite all efforts to rescue and evacuate Nigerians in Sudan.

ā€œIā€™m sad and concerned by the reports that Nigerians trapped in Sudan have not been evacuated. While we understand the extreme challenges in Sudan, we deeply implore the Federal Government of Nigeria to expedite all efforts to rescue about 4000 Nigerians, mostly students.

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“Since it is the statutory responsibility of FGN to protect Nigerians at home in Nigeria and abroad, we must attend to such issues with more deserving proactiveness and commitment as the life of every Nigerian is sacred and important,ā€ he posted.

Nigerian students in Sudan have called on the federal government to evacuate them amid intense clashes in Khartoum, the capital, and other parts of the country.

integrity News reported that the Nigerian government is making preparations to evacuate about 5,500 stranded citizens out of Sudan by road through the Egyptian town of Luxor.

Over 400 people have died, thousands have been injured, and millions have been displaced as a result of the fighting between the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Force.

Several countries including the US, France , UK among others have been evacuating their diplomats after reaching agreements with the Sudanese army.

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