The Labor Party (LP) presidential candidate in the recently concluded election, Peter Obi, has called on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to act quickly to protect the besieged Nigerians in Sudan.
The former governor of Anambra State revealed this after the Federal Government explained why Nigerians in the besieged North African country could not be rescued.
News Nigeria reported that war broke out in Sudan last week between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) due to disagreements over the transition to civilian rule. and up to 400 people were killed. battle.
However, Obi, in a series of Twitter posts on Sunday, expressed concern about Nigerians being stranded in the country.
He also called on the Buhari-led government to step up efforts to rescue some 4,000 Nigerians, most of them students in the country.
“I’m sad and concerned by the reports that Nigerians trapped in Sudan have not been evacuated. While we understand the extreme challenges in Sudan, we deeply implore the Federal Government of Nigeria to expedite all efforts to rescue about 4000 Nigerians that are mostly students in Sudan to safety.
“Moreover, as the Sudanese crisis is not a natural disaster that happened suddenly, it will be sad to lose any Nigerian to the conflict, especially now that we need all hands to create and sustain a New Nigeria.
“Since it is the statutory responsibility of FGN to protect Nigerians at home in Nigeria and abroad, it is important that we attend to such issues with more deserving proactiveness and commitment as the life of every Nigerian is sacred and important. A New Nigeria is really imperative and Possible,” Obi tweeted.