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Sudan war : Nigerian Students in Sudan Accuse Nigerian Embassy of Neglect


Nigerian students in Sudan have accused the Nigerian Embassy in the country of neglecting them amid the ongoing war in the country. Reports indicate that over 200 civilians have been killed in the conflict that erupted in Khartoum between aggrieved parties in the country.


Speaking in an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) Hausa Service, Umar Faruk, a Nigerian student trapped in Sudan, alleged that unlike their counterparts from Niger Republic, Cameroon, and Kenya, who were regularly updated on the precarious situation of the war by their respective embassies in Sudan, there was nothing coming from the Nigerian Embassy.


Faruk, however, said all Nigerian students were safe, even in a university close to a military facility where some of the combat soldiers entered. He stated that even though there were rumors of the war, which had frightened parents and relatives of the students in Nigeria, there were still peaceful places in Sudan where Nigerian students were very safe.


Faruk, however, ruled out the possibility of over 2,000 Nigerian students leaving the country either through the airport or moving to the border with neighboring Egypt, saying that doing so would be difficult because the airport was already closed for operation. He also wondered how such a large number of Nigerian students could embark on such a long trip to the border with Egypt.


The Nigerian Embassy has not responded to the allegations made by the Nigerian students in Sudan. Gunshots are still being heard in Khartoum, while movement is restricted, leaving people in the capital city with little or no food and water.


The ongoing war in Sudan has led to a humanitarian crisis, with many civilians displaced and struggling to access basic necessities. The conflict has also had a significant impact on Nigerian students studying in the country, with many unable to access their education or return home due to the violence.


Nigerian authorities must take urgent steps to ensure the safety of Nigerian students in Sudan and provide them with the necessary support to return home. The Nigerian Embassy in Sudan must also take immediate action to address the concerns of the Nigerian students and provide them with updates on the situation on the ground.


The international community must also play a role in resolving the conflict in Sudan and providing assistance to those affected by the war. It is important to address the root causes of the conflict and work towards a lasting solution that prioritizes the safety and well-being of all civilians, including Nigerian students studying in Sudan.

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