Sudanese Igbos assert that Nigerian officials directed them to leave evacuation buses; Igbo students accused the federal government of discrimination in the evacuation process in war-torn Sudan in footage that was making the rounds online.
Igbo understudies in Sudan have blamed the Muhammadu Buhari system for predisposition in the clearing of Nigerians from the conflict torn country.
Some stranded Igbo students were shown in an online clip with their bags, accusing the federal government of discrimination during the evacuation.
A storyteller in the recording professed to have boarded one of the departure transports on Saturday yet was requested to descend. They are consequently looking for help from noticeable Igbo characters for their clearing.
He said: ” Igbos receive this appeal. We are at the University of Khartoum in Sudan right now. They claimed to be working on an evacuation project for Nigerians to leave Sudan. They arrived, carried a few people, and then left us Igbos behind. We got on the final bus carrying Nigerians to Egypt, which left two days ago, but we were told to get out. Politics now dominates everything.
We are pleading with our Igbo neighbors for assistance. It’s possible that our brother Air Peace, who brought an airplane to assist with the evacuation of Nigerians, believes that everything is going well. Inform them that things are not going as planned. Check out our bags here. This is where we are. Some way or another, news has gotten out that we have been emptied yet that is false.
“We appeal to Prince Arthur Eze, Obi Cubana, and all those who are able to assist us,”
Numerous Nigerians have voiced their disapproval of the development and demanded an explanation from the Nigerian government in response to the footage, which has sparked controversy online.
In a previous tweet, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, stated that Nigerians in Sudan are being sorted by their States of Origin during the evacuation process.
She deleted the tweet after receiving criticism from concerned Nigerians who wanted to learn more about the significance of State Of Origin profiling during evacuation.
In the mean time, The central government says regarding 1,519 abandoned Nigerians in Sudan are supposed to leave Khartoum through employed transports to Port Sudan and other assigned line directs for their departure toward Nigeria.
Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention, the Egyptian government has also opened its borders to Nigerians fleeing Sudan. To make it easier for Nigerians to flee, a plane from the Nigerian Air Force is already in Aswan, Egypt.