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Sudan civil war: FG to evacuate stranded Nigerians

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As the battle between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) snowballs to a full scale war, the Nigerian Federal Government has commenced moves to evacuate Nigerians who are trapped in the country.

Unconfirmed reports have it that the crisis, which started since February 15, has killed at least 180.

The plan to evacuate Nigerians trapped in the country is in response to a request by Nigerian students in Sudan for immediate evacuation from the country.

A statement released by Gabriel Odu for the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Thursday, April 20, said various Federal Government agencies are working out an arrangement for the evacuation of Nigerians in Sudan.

The agencies involved are NiDCOM, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Nigerian mission in Sudan.

“The Commission has received the letter of solicitation by the National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan for possible evacuation of students, especially those in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital,” the statement said.

NIDCOM, in the same vein, urged “all Nigerian students in Sudan and Nigerians living in Sudan to be security conscious and calm”.

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