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Nigerian students stranded in Sudan have been evacuated – NANS

The National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan says all stranded students in the war-racked North African country have been evacuated from the country’s capital, Khartoum.

Amal Pantami the Public Relations Officer, NANS disclosed this in a letter he signed on Sunday.

However, the letter did not state where the stranded Nigerians would head to; either Aswan or Port Sudan.

“This is to inform the general public that all the remaining Nigerian students have been evacuated from Khartoum today Sunday 30th April, 2023,” the statement read.

“There were a total of 26 buses and each bus contained about 50 people.

“We continue to ask for everyone’s prayers and we hope all the students are able to reach Nigeria safely. We’re ever grateful for your continuous support and prayers.”

The current war in Sudan which has claimed more than 500 people have been killed and tens of thousands of people have fled since battles erupted on April 15.

The Federal Government on Sunday said it spent $1.2m on bus fare to evacuate stranded Nigerians to Egypt borders for onward airlifting to Nigeria.

The fighting pits the forces of army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan against his ex-deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a heavily armed paramilitary group.

 

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