Stranded Nigerians in Sudan have expressed their frustration with the Nigerian Embassy in Khartoum over delayed evacuation to Cairo, Egypt. The Nigerian government had announced plans to evacuate around 5,500 stranded Nigerians in Sudan through Luxor, Egypt.
However, a letter dated April 23, 2023, signed by the Charge D’ Affairs, Haruna Garko, and seen by a correspondent, stated that the embassy had requested 200-seater buses to convey 3,500 Nigerian students from Khartoum to Cairo on April 25, 2023, at 6 am. Despite this, trapped Nigerian students were yet to leave Khartoum in the morning.
A video showed individuals with their luggage in a large environment (International University of Africa), and someone shouting that they would leave their wives and children there and meet them at the embassy if they were not evacuated by 5 pm.
The stranded Nigerians are agitated because of the embassy’s inability to keep to its promises, causing them to be stranded and uncertain about their future.
This is not the first time that stranded Nigerians have expressed their frustration with the government’s efforts to evacuate them from foreign countries, it’s always a failed attempts or some other excuses