Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says the federal government is consulting with relevant agencies on how to evacuate Nigerian students in Sudan.
This is amid violent clashes between Sudan’s army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary group, which have killed over 270 people.
Thousands of civilians have fled Khartoum, Sudan’s capital, with foreign nations making efforts to evacuate their citizens amid a sixth day of fierce fighting.
In a statement signed by Gabriel Odu, NIDCOM spokesperson, Dabiri-Erewa was quoted as saying she has noted with concern the plight of Nigerian students in Sudan.
She said the commission has received “the letter of solocitation” from the National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan for possible evacuation, especially those in Khartoum.
Dabiri-Erewa assured that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is consulting with the Nigerian mission in Sudan and other relevant agencies.
She urged all Nigerian students in Sudan as well as Nigerians living in the country to be security conscious and remain calm.
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