There are indications that evacuating Nigerian students from Sudan is difficult.
A video that has gone viral online and obtained by PRESLOADED shows buses evacuating Nigerian students and non-students being stopped in the middle of the Sahara.
A voiceover in the video claims that the drivers refused to continue their journey because they were not being paid.
The video was posted by Twitter account, Dr. Ahmad Small, and shared by former lawmaker Shehu Sani on his verified Twitter account.
Dr. Ahmad Small wrote,
“The buses evacuating Nigerian students and non-students were stopped in the middle of the Sahara, and the drivers refused to continue the journey because they were not PAID. @abikedabiri @nemanigeria @FMHDSD @nidcom_gov @NigeriaMFA
“Students crying out in this video.”
Recall that the e Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved 1.2 million dollars for the immediate evacuation of the Nigerians stranded in war-torn Sudan.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, the amount would be spent on the hiring of 40 luxury buses that will transport the stranded Nigerians from Khartoum, Sudan, to Egypt, from where they will be airlifted to Nigeria.
Watch the video below:-