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Northern Youths Call For Rescue Of Nigerians In Sudan

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has called on the Federal Government to immediately rise to the occasion and rescue Nigerians trapped in Sudan.

The youths lamented the response of the Federal Government to the plight of Nigerians trapped in Sudan, saying that something needed to be done to ameliorate their situation.

Alhaji Yerima Shettima, the National President of the AYCF, in a statement, stressed that it is totally unacceptable that while several countries were evacuating their citizens from Sudan, Nigeria is the only African nation giving excuses

The group said many Nigerian students, especially Northerners, were stuck in Sudan, rejecting the Nigerian Embassy claim that it has been difficult to evaluate them.

He added, “We are aware that the Sudanese government had already warned that the situation would escalate, and gave 72 hours ultimatum for countries whose citizens are either doing business or schooling in that country to be evacuated. We cannot fathom why all we get at the moment is the excuse by our embassy that doing so would be difficult. What held us from taking advantage of the 72 hours ultimatum in the first place?”

It said if Nigerian students are killed in the unrest, the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan should be held accountable.

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