Why we cannot evacuate Nigerian students in Sudan at this time – the Federal Government

Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has stated that evacuating Nigerian students from war-torn Sudan is not feasible at this time, despite existing plans to do so.

Since it began on Saturday, fighting between forces loyal to army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy, Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the powerful paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and is commonly known as Hemeti, has claimed over 400 deaths and left thousands wounded.

She stated in a tweet on Friday that the tense situation currently renders all aircraft extremely hazardous and impossible.

She posted on Twitter, "Update on Nigerians in Sudan: Even though @nemanigeria and the Nigerian Mission in Sudan have made the necessary preparations, any flight at this time is extremely hazardous. There is a curfew in effect, and no flights can operate because all airport-based airlines were destroyed today.

“Humanitarian organizations are making efforts to distribute food, water, and medical supplies, while a ceasefire between the warring parties is hoped for. Our thoughts and condolences are with our fellow citizens and the entire nation.”