Nigerian students in Sudan have been directed to remain indoors by the federal government who are still making arrangements for their safe evacuation from the country which has been plunged into a violent crisis.
The directive was conveyed via a statement released on Sunday, April 23, by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Khartoum and signed by H.Y Garko for Charge D’ Affair.
Students in the troubled country were asked to disregard the notice circulated by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Sudan, calling on students to converge at the African International University, NANSS office and El-Razi University, for evacuation or to bring $100 or $200 for evacuation.
According to the federal government, it is still dangerous to embark on a journey toward the borders of Sudan without security clearance and guarantee from the Sudanese authorities.
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.”