ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- The Director General of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on every Nigerian to pray for the Nigerian students in Sudan as they are set to return home.
In a post she made on her Twitter page on Wednesday, the former broadcaster shared some pictures of Nigerian students in Sudan who were queuing up to return to the country.
“As our students in Sudan queued up orderly to board their buses to Egypt enroute to Nigeria, supervised by Nigerian mission officials in Sudan. Let’s remember them in our prayers as they journey home. War is a terrible thing !!” she wrote.
Recall that the Federal Government, on Monday, confirmed that some Nigerian students fleeing the conflict in Sudan were denied entry into Ethiopia, but assured that the situation was being handled.
The Federal Government of Nigeria said Nigerian authorities in Ethiopia were addressing the issue, as they had sought clearance for the fleeing students,.
The government stressed that it was, however, risky for the students to have embarked on such a journey.
This was as the United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken said, on Tuesday, that Sudan’s warring generals had agreed to a three-day ceasefire starting Tuesday (2200 GMT Monday), after previous bids to pause the conflict quickly disintegrated.
“Following intense negotiation over the past 48 hours, the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces have agreed to implement a nationwide ceasefire starting at midnight on April 24, to last for 72 hours,” Blinken said in a statement two hours before the truce was to go into effect.
“During this period, the United States urges the SAF and RSF to immediately and fully uphold the ceasefire,” Blinken said.