Remain indoors – FG tells Nigerian students in Sudan
The federal government has ordered Nigerian students to stay indoors in Sudan while it makes arrangements for their safe evacuation from the country that is currently experiencing a violent crisis.
The directive was communicated in a press release issued by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at Khartoum on Sunday, 23 April. It was signed by H.Y Garko as Charge D’Affaire.
Students in the troubled nation were asked to disregard a notice distributed by the National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan (NANS), which called on students to gather at the African International University or NANSS offices, or El-Razi University for evacuation, or to bring $100, $200, or both for evacuation.
According to the federal authorities, it’s still dangerous to travel to the border of Sudan without a security clearance or guarantee from the Sudanese government.
The statement read;
“As the Embassy had earlier informed students, you are therefore requested to stay calm and remain indoors while the embassy is working on final approval to commence evacuation.
“The Embassy wishes to reassure the Nigerian students that their safety and wellbeing is of priority concern.”