The Nigerian government has acknowledged the request made by Nigerian students in Sudan to be evacuated from the country due to ongoing hostility between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary group, Rapid Support Forces.
The government has stated that it is currently in consultation with the National Emergency Management Agency, which is responsible for emergency evacuations, as well as the Nigerian mission in Sudan and other relevant agencies. This statement was released by Gabriel Odu on behalf of the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO of NiDCOM, has advised Nigerian students and citizens in Sudan to remain calm and vigilant amidst the ongoing hostilities. It is unclear at this time when or if an evacuation will occur, but the government’s acknowledgement of the situation and consultations with relevant agencies is a positive step towards ensuring the safety and security of Nigerian citizens in Sudan.