Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said buses conveying Nigerians from conflict-ridden Sudan have continued their journey after brief issues of logistics. She added that identified issues have been resolved and that the students will arrive Cairo today.
There are indications the army has renewed air strikes on rival paramilitaries in the capital Khartoum even before the truce expires at midnight.
In the final hours of the repeatedly broken three-day truce due to end at midnight today Thursday, the army said it would extend the ceasefire “for an additional 72 hours” following mediation efforts by Saudi Arabia and the United States.
A return to hostilities remains a very big concern to foreign citizens and their nations, as there is no telling how far the warring generals will go.
According to Nigeria’s Minister for External affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, at least 3500 students are being evacuated from Sudan by convoy to Egypt where they will be airlifted to Nigeria.
For students who would like to continue their studies back in Nigeria, universities have already reached out to the government and are waiting to admit them.
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