According to a statement released by the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), the ongoing crisis in Sudan is posing a major challenge to the efforts of the Nigerian government to evacuate stranded citizens.
While the Nigerian Mission in Sudan and the National Emergency Management Agency have put in place arrangements to facilitate the evacuation of Nigerian students and other citizens from the country, the high risk associated with flights during this period of war makes it difficult to execute these plans.
The statement noted that several aircrafts parked at the airport in Sudan were burnt yesterday morning, further complicating the situation. In light of these challenges, humanitarian groups are seeking alternative means to provide food, water, and medical aid to the people affected by the conflict.
The Chairman of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, appealed to the warring parties in Sudan to consider the Juba Peace Agreement as a fundamental mechanism for the restoration of peace and tranquility in the country.
She emphasized that the crisis in Sudan was not just a Nigerian problem, but a global one that required urgent attention and concerted efforts from all stakeholders.