Nigerian students studying in Sudan have criticized the Nigerian embassy for neglecting them during the ongoing war in the country. The conflict began after two generals, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, engaged in a power struggle following a coup in 2021, leading to the deaths of at least 200 civilians.
While students from Niger Republic, Cameroon, and Kenya were regularly updated on the situation by their respective embassies, Nigerian students claimed to have received no information.
However, one Nigerian student, Umar Faruk, assured that all Nigerian students were safe, even those attending a university near a military facility.
Despite rumors of the war causing concern among the students’ families, Faruk stated that there were still peaceful areas in Sudan where Nigerian students were safe. He also noted that leaving the country would be difficult as the airport was closed for operations and traveling to the border with Egypt would be a daunting task for a large number of students.