Some Nigerians being evacuated by the Federal Government from crisis-torn Sudan have complained that they were stranded in the desert for hours as bus drivers conveying them protested poor logistics arrangement.
After days of uncertainty, the Federal Government, yesterday, began evacuating Nigerians stranded in Sudan, following the outbreak of conflict in the North African country.
Sudanese war crimes suspect, part of the Islamist regime ousted in 2019, has escaped jail as heavy battles rocked the country Wednesday, heightening fears for a fragile ceasefire.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, and her Foreign Affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyeama, have said plans are underway to airlift Nigerians caught up in the ongoing crisis in Sudan.
As part of an effort to bring home Nigerians caught up in the ongoing crisis in Sudan, the ministers of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development and Foreign Affairs, have said plans are underway to airlift Nigerians stranded in Sudan through identified safe transit areas back home.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, yesterday, disclosed that the presidency is deeply worried over thousands of Nigerian citizens trapped in troubled Sudan owing to the dangers associated with air travel in the North African country, just as the Federal Government is working towards safe evacuation plan.
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Fighting in Sudan's capital entered a second week Saturday as crackling gunfire shattered a temporary truce, the latest battles between forces of rival generals that have already left hundreds dead and thousands wounded.
UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said Friday he had cut short a visit to New Zealand to return to London to address the spiralling conflict in Sudan.
Fighting between the army and paramilitaries in Sudan has killed around 200 people and wounded 1,800, damaging hospitals and hampering aid after three days of urban warfare.