The Federal Government claims that efforts to rescue Nigerians who are stranded in Sudan are being hampered by the volatile situation there.
Following the bloody confrontations between Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), several Nigerians in Sudan have stepped up pleas for the government to save them.
Following the deaths of 270 persons, the federal government had earlier promised to save Nigerians in the nation.
Gabriel Odu, the spokesman for the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), however, claimed in a statement on Saturday that it was “risky and impossible for any flights at this point in time” due to the delicate situation in Sudan.
He claimed that Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the NiDCOM Chairperson, revealed that planes parked at the airport for the airlifting of Nigerians in the country were burnt.
According to Dabiri-Erewa, plans have been made for the evacuation of students and other stranded citizens by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nigerian mission in Sudan.
She added that assistance organizations were looking for strategies to reach people in the nation with food, water, and medical supplies.
The leader of NiDCOM urged combatants to take into account the Juba Peace Agreement issued by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
The agreement, according to Dabiri-Erewa, is an essential tool for reestablishing calm and harmony in the nation.
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