The National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan has made a plea for the quick evacuation of the Nigerian students who are trapped in the middle of the continuing conflict between military and paramilitary groups, which has killed over 270 people and displaced others.
Nigerian students have been isolated in terror, without access to basic necessities such as equipment, and have been receiving grave threats, according to a statement signed by the NANS executive on Wednesday night.
In addition, the letter expressed hope that our call for the rescue of Nigeria would be heeded immediately.
According to news reports, thousands of civilians have fled Sudan’s capital and foreign nations are trying to evacuate their citizens, amid a fifth day of fierce fighting.
Due to continuous hostilities between the military and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari had to fly farther out of the Sudanese airspace as a result of the war.
The statement read, “We write this to the Nigerian Government in respect to the current and ongoing conflict that erupts between the Sudan military and 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.”