Sudan conflict: Govt to rescue 5,500 by road

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Due to the Sudan conflict, the federal government is making plans to evacuate about 5,500 Nigerians. They plan to do this through the Egyptian town of Luxor. Therefore, it is an evacuation by road.


Furthermore, it has been gathered that the Nigerian government seeks Egypt’s support so stranded Nigerians can be moved. This was revealed in a statement by the Director of Special Duties of the National Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Onimode Bandele. Also, he doubles as the Chairman of NEMA’s Committee for the Evacuation of Stranded Nigerians from Sudan. Now, the Federal government is making plans to move Nigerians out of the Sudan conflict through Egypt.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, was in an interview with Channels Television on Sunday. So he said that the government had concluded arrangements to evacuate 5,500 Nigerians in Sudan by road. But for security reasons, Nigeria will need authorisation from Sudanese authorities.


Lastly, this conflict is between the Sudanese armed forces and the paramilitary group Rapid Support Force. The Sudan conflict has claimed over 400 lives, with thousands of others injured and millions displaced. Although several ceasefires had seemingly been agreed upon by both sides. It was ignored. Specifically during the three-day pause to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which started on Friday.


However, it was impossible for any flight to take place during this period of war as all airports and land borders in Sudan were closed.Qatar and France reportedly tried to move some of their citizens on Saturday, but they were attacked. Therefore, they had to retreat.


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