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We’ll Evacuate Nigerians In Sudan – FG

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The Federal Government pledged to bring Nigerians trapped in Sudan back safely to the country.

This vow was made on Tuesday in a joint statement signed by the The Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Amb. Janet Olisa and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Nasir Sani-Gwarzo.

The government officials, while empathising with Nigerians stranded in Sudan, however, warned them against making treacherous journeys in a bid to return home.

They also urged parents to advise their wards to remain calm as efforts to evacuate them is ongoing.

The statement read partly, “They can reach the Embassy Officials on the following telephone numbers, +2348035866773, +249961956284, +2348063636862, +249961956274, +2349066663493. 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 ministries also disclosed that they are working with relevant authorities to make the evacuation happen.

“The Honourable Ministers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development express concern over the dire humanitarian situation in Sudan and empathize with the entire civilian population in the country, including the Nigerian students, and other members of the Nigerian community caught up in the on-going crisis between the Sudanese Army and the Paramilitary Rapid Support Forces,” they said.

“The Honourable Ministers note with concern that some of these students are trying to find their way to contiguous borders of either Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia or Chad on their own.”

“On this note, the Honourable Ministers emphasise that concrete plans are underway, to deploy, very shortly, air transport to evacuate all stranded Nigerian
citizens through the identified safe transit areas back home to Nigeria in safety
and dignity.”

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