April 25, 2023

FG may evacuate Nigerians stranded in Sudan Wednesday morning – Abike Dabiri

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By Biodun Busari

The arrangement of the Federal Government to evacuate Nigerians trapped in the war-ravaged Sudan may come alive on Wednesday morning.

This was disclosed by the Chairperson, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa while giving updates to reply to a Nigerian’s question about the matter on her Twitter page on Tuesday.

Dabiri-Erewa revealed that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has sorted all payments needed to finalise the evacuation, except for a few impediments in logistics.

She further disclosed that evacuating the nationals early in the morning is safer when it comes to war situations.

She tweeted, “They are still in Khartoum. @nemanigeria has sorted all payments etc but there are still a few logistical delays. They will likely proceed early morning. Safer to leave early morning. A war situation is not a normal situation. We are all anxiously waiting to receive them.”

Sudan plunged into crisis about ten days ago when the country’s army and paramilitary forces locked horns in a battle of supremacy which has claimed over 400 lives.

Many countries including France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, Cyprus, and Germany, among others have successfully evacuated their nationals from the northeastern country.

Both warring factions – the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) agreed to a three-day ceasefire brokered by the US and Saudi Arabia, for foreign countries to move out their people.