By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Federal lawmaker that represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the 8th National Assembly, Comrade Senator Shehu Sani has urged the federal government to evacuate Nigerian students in Sudan due to the crisis rocking the country.
Shehu Sani made the appeal on Wednesday when he took to his verified Twitter handle @ShehuSani.
The tweet reads:
“The plight of Nigerian Students in Sudan should be looked into by the Federal Government.I believe that other countries will now be working towards evacuating their own.”
Sundiata Post recalls that explosions rocked Khartoum on Monday, with the death toll rising to more than 180 people and residents hunkering down in their homes, reporting electricity outages and looting incidents.
Sudan’s army chief branded the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) a rebellious group and ordered it be dissolved as the paramilitary group continued battling the army in the capital and across the country for a third day.
The United Nations envoy on Sudan, Volker Perthes, said the two sides were “not giving the impression that they want mediation for a peace between them” immediately.
The clashes are part of a power struggle between army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and the head of the RSF group, General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo.
The two generals are former allies who jointly orchestrated an October 2021 military coup that halted Sudan’s transition to democratic rule and elections.