Nigerian students in a war-torn In times of war, Sudan has accused the Nigerian Embassy there of failing to care for them.
In the conflict that broke out in Khartoum between disgruntled parties in the country, reports already suggested that more than 200 civilians had died.
During an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) Hausa Service that our reporter, Umar Faruk, was listening to, a Nigerian student trapped in Sudan claimed that, in contrast to their counterparts from the Niger Republic, Cameroon, and Kenya, who were regularly updated on the precarious situation on the war by their respective Embassies in Sudan, nothing of the sort was coming from the Nigerian Embassy.
Faruk however, said all Nigerian students were safe as even in a University close to a military facility where some of the combat soldiers entered, there was nothing untoward that happened to the Nigerian students in the university .
He said even though there were rumours on the war which had frightened parents and relations of the students in Nigeria, there were still peaceful places in Sudan and Nigerian students in these places were very safe.
Faruk however ruled put the possibility of the over 2000 Nigerian students leaving the country either through the airport or moving to the border with neighbouring Egypt .
He said doing so would be difficult because ” the airport is already closed for operation. “
” And if we are to move to the border with Egypt, how can such a large number of Nigerian students embark on such a long trip?” He wondered .
It was reported that gun shots were still heard in Khartoum; while movement was restricted leaving people in the capital city with little or no food and water.