Abuja, Nigeria – (African Boulevard News) – The ongoing conflict in Sudan has left hundreds of Nigerian students stranded, with no clear way out. Fighting between two warring generals has caused chaos and unrest in the country, which has claimed over 500 lives in recent months. As a result, Nigerian students and other foreigners have been unable to leave the country, and are now facing an uncertain future.
Stranded students have been left to fend for themselves, with limited access to basic necessities such as food, water, and medical supplies. Many are struggling to cope with the harsh living conditions and constant fear of violence. The Nigerian government has expressed concern over the situation, but has so far been unable to secure the safe return of its citizens.
According to reports, the Nigerian embassy in Sudan has been inundated with requests for assistance from stranded students, who are desperate to return home. However, the embassy has been unable to provide any significant help, due to the volatile situation in the country. Speaking on the issue, the Nigerian Ambassador to Sudan, Ahmed Ibeto, said that the embassy was doing everything possible to ensure the safe return of Nigerian citizens, especially students.
“We are in touch with the Nigerian students in Sudan and monitoring the situation. We are working with the Sudanese authorities and relevant stakeholders to ensure their safety and return to Nigeria,” Mr. Ibeto said.
However, the situation remains dire, and the Nigerian government is facing mounting pressure to do more to help its citizens. Some are calling for the government to evacuate the stranded students by air, while others have suggested establishing temporary shelters and providing basic necessities such as food and water.
The plight of these stranded Nigerian students is a tragic reminder of the devastating impact of conflict and political instability on innocent civilians. It is incumbent upon the Nigerian government and the international community to take swift action to ensure the safe return of these students and prevent further loss of life. As the world watches and waits, many are left wondering if these students will ever be able to return safely to their families and loved ones.