Federal Government begins evacuation of Nigerians from Sudan

Federal Government begins evacuation of Nigerians from Sudan

The Nigerian government has commenced the evacuation of its citizens, especially students, in Sudan. This was revealed in a tweet by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Wednesday April 26, 2023.

The commission shared a picture and video of people queuing up which it captioned “at the registration point this morning.”

“Last night, the Nigeria Evacuation team in SUDAN received some buses to transport Nigerian Students to nearby borders in Egypt, before airlifting them to Nigeria, this has been sorted by the Federal Government through @nemanigeria and the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan,” NiDCOM tweeted.

Integrity News reports that the Federal Government of Nigeria may start evacuating its citizens from Sudan on Tuesday morning.

The exercise could not hold not because buses were unable to secure passes to move among logistical challenges.

Nearly 500 people have been killed and almost 4,100 injured since the fighting started in Sudan.

Many countries including the UK, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, France amongst others have been able to airlift their citizens from Sudan.

Four ceasefire attempts failed last week, but the US and Saudi Arabia were able to broker a partial ceasefire, allowing more countries to evacuate and Sudanese to flee to safety.

There are no indications that the warring parties in Sudan are willing to seriously negotiate an end to the fighting, UN envoy to Sudan Volker Perthes told the UN Security Council on Tuesday.

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