Authorities Reveal No Nigerian Life Lost In Sudan Clash
No Nigerian lives have been taken in the turmoil engulfing Sudan, according to Zubairu Dada, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who said this on Wednesday.
At a post-Federal Executive Council meeting press conference, he made this statement and added that the Federal Government had already finalized arrangements to evacuate more than 5,000 residents from the war-torn nation.
According to him, the first group of Nigerians is being transported as of this Wednesday. He also mentioned that the citizens will be transported through buses through Egypt before being flown.
As part of the evacuation process, priority should be given to diplomats, women, and children.
Up until Monday, there had been eleven days of intense combat that claimed hundreds of lives, left corpses decomposing in the streets, and left some neighborhoods in greater Khartoum in ruins.
The most recent confrontation pits Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s allies against Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, his former deputy and leader of the heavily armed paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
Two decades ago, President Omar al-Bashir unleashed the Janjaweed militia in the Darfur region, which led to war crimes accusations against Bashir and other people. From that Janjaweed force, the RSF was born.