The National Association of Nigerian Students in Sudan says all stranded students in the war-racked North African country have been evacuated from the country’s capital, Khartoum.
The Public Relations Officer of the association, Amal Pantami, made this known in a statement on Sunday.
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“This is to inform the general public that all the remaining Nigerian students have been evacuated from Khartoum today Sunday 30th April, 2023,” the statement read.
“There were a total of 26 buses and each bus contained about 50 people.
“We continue to ask for everyone’s prayers and we hope all the students are able to reach Nigeria safely. We’re ever grateful for your continuous support and prayers.”
More than 500 people have been killed and tens of thousands of people have fled since battles erupted on April 15.
The Federal Government on Sunday said it spent $1.2m on bus fare to evacuate stranded Nigerians to Egypt borders for onward airlifting to Nigeria.
The fighting pits the forces of army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan against his ex-deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, who commands the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a heavily armed paramilitary group.