Sudan: FG Issues Fresh Directives to Nigerians as Crisis Intensifies, Releases Emergency Numbers

Sudan: FG Issues Fresh Directives to Nigerians as Crisis Intensifies, Releases Emergency Numbers

  • Nigerians stranded in Sudan have been discouraged from embarking on any journey to border nations
  • The advice was handed to Nigerians by the Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday, April 25
  • According to the FG, an attempt to head to Sudan's neighbouring countries is dangerous

Nigerians trapped in the crisis rocking Sudan, a North African country, have been warned against embarking on dangerous journeys.

The Federal Government, in a recent update, said it is important for Nigerians and students stranded in the country to avoid attempting to journey to any of the border towns to prevent unforeseen dangers.

President Buhari, Sudan, RSF, Sudanese Army, evacuation of Nigerians
The FG has warned Nigerians in Sudan against journeying to border towns around the North African country. Photo: Muhammadu Buhari

Daily Trust reports that the FG, in a statement co-signed by the director overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo, said all planned trips to the borders should be aborted.

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The FG also noted that relevant agencies are making efforts to ensure a swift evacuation process.

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Every Nigeria stranded in the North African country was also urged to ensure that they constantly keep communications with government officials on the ground open.

It was gathered that some Nigerians, especially students stranded in Sudan, were trying to approach the borders of Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, or Chad on their own.

The statement read in part:

“The Ministers, therefore, urge parents to advise their wards that while concerted efforts are being made to evacuate them, the students should endeavour to remain calm and maintain constant communication with officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan for instructions and updates.
“They can reach the Embassy Officials on the following telephone numbers, +2348035866773, +249961956284, +2348063636862, +249961956274, +2349066663493.

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“Furthermore, they are also advised to guard against undertaking the treacherous journey to the borders on their own, in view of the dangers involved."

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The Federal Government of Nigeria announced the immediate evacuation of stranded Nigerians in war-hit Sudan.

The development was made known by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

It was gathered that a popular airline, Air Peace, has been contracted to help evacuate Nigerians from the North African country.

Sudan War: Nigerian students wait as fresh evacuation update emerges

Recall that earlier reported that Nigerian students and citizens in war-wrecked Sudan are in a state of dilemma as the evacuation of diplomats begins.

Sudan’s de facto president, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, reached an agreement on the development.

Nigeria’s government, on the other hand, was yet to react to the development, while Saudi Arabia and Jordan have already completed the evacuation of their citizens.


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