Crisis in Sudan: The Federal Government Urges Nigerian Students To Remain Indoors As They Await Evacuation

Due to the recent crisis in Sudan, the Federal Government has urged Nigerian students in the country to remain indoors while it investigates all possible repatriation methods.

This was stated in a statement released by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Khartoum on Sunday and signed by H.Y Garko, Charge D’Affairs.

The statement also advised students to disregard the notice distributed by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Sudan, which instructed them to gather at the African International University, NANSS office, and El-Razi University for evacuation, or to bring $100 or $200 for evacuation.

The statement reads, in part, “As the Embassy had previously informed students, you are requested to remain calm and indoors while the Embassy works to secure final approval to begin evacuation.”

The FG stated that it was still risky to travel toward the borders of Sudan without security clearance and assurance from the Sudanese government.

“The Embassy wishes to assure Nigerian students that their safety and well-being are a top priority,” the statement continued.

The combat between forces loyal to Sudan’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), has resulted in the entrapment of approximately 4000 Nigerians.

Hundreds have been slain since the conflict between the forces of the two rival generals broke out in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan.

European nations and the United States are already making preparations to evacuate their nationals in Sudan, following the military’s announcement of a window.