Sudan: Nigerian Students, Others In Sudan Beg FG For Evacuation

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Nigerian students under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan have written to the federal government seeking their possible evacuation from the country.

Those desperate to leave most are students in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital.

The request of the students was made known on Thursday by the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa.

In a statement by Gabriel Odu of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, NIDCOM, Dabiri-Erewa was quoted as saying that the commission had received a letter to the effect that they should be evacuated.

She expressed concern over the escalation of hostilities between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary group -Rapid Support Forces, RSF.

The NIDCOM boss said that the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, which is in charge of emergency evacuations, was already 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 calm.

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