The National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan has called for the prompt evacuation of Nigerian students who are trapped in the middle of a military-paramilitary conflict that has killed over 270 people and displaced others.
According to a statement signed by the NANS executive on Wednesday night, Nigerian students have been stranded in terror, with no access to basic necessities and facing grave threats.
Furthermore, the letter expressed hope that our cry for Nigeria’s rescue would be heard immediately.
Thousands of civilians have fled Sudan’s capital, according to ANAEDOONLINE, while other governments are attempting to evacuate their citizens as the war enters its fifth day.
The war also made President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), take a longer flight path to avoid the Sudanese airspace due to ongoing conflict between the military and the members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.
The statement read, “We write this to the Nigerian Government in respect to the current and ongoing conflict that erupts between the Sudan militaryand paramilitary forces in these past days; particularly in Khartoum, the capital city where constant gunfire, explosions and airstrike attacks dominate its vicinity and environs (where a score of Nigerian Students study).
“The Nigerian Students have been stranded in fear with no access to basic needs equipment and have been facing dangerous threats. We hereby write soliciting and yearning for the Nigerian Government’s intercession to rescue and send for an immediate evacuation of the Nigerian students that are stuck in the centre of the ongoing war.
“We strongly hope that our call for rescue to our dear nation Nigeria will be responded to with immediate effect.”
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