Sudan: It’s Risky For Flight To Leave But We’re Making Efforts – FG Tells Nigerians

Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM),Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said the commission is making arrangements to evacuate Nigerians from Sudan.

She, however, explained that it is impossible for any flights to leave at this time.

This is contained in a statement by Mr Gabriel Odu, Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit, NIDCOM in Abuja.

Dabiri-Erewa said the Nigerian Mission in Sudan and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) had put in place arrangements for the evacuation of students and citizens stranded in Sudan.
She said that the tense situation in Sudan made it “risky and impossible for any flights at this point in time”.

According to her, aircraft parked at the airport were burnt.

She also said humanitarian groups were seeking ways of getting food, water and medicals across to people.

She appealed to the warring parties to consider the Juba Peace Agreement pronounced by Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

She said the agreement was a fundamental mechanism for the restoration of peace and tranquillity in the country.

Sudan’s military and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) on Thursday separately announced a 24-hour ceasefire but hostilities continued past the deadline.

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