The Federal Government has set up a committee to work towards rescuing Nigerian citizens trapped in Sudan due the current unrest in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) signed by its Head of Press Unit, Manzo Ezekiel, on Saturday.
According to NEMA, the committee, which consists of professional emergency responders, search and rescue experts, “will constantly evaluate the situation and seek for the safest way to evacuate the Nigerian citizens even if it is through a country neigboring Sudan.”
The agency said it is in “constant communication with all relevant partners including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Nigerian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and security agencies while seeking for an appropriate window of opportunity to evacuate all stranded Nigerians back home in a safe and dignified manner.”
It noted that the current emergency situation in Sudan is very complex with fighting between waring factions going on and all airports and land boarders closed.