The Sudan Old Students Association of Nigeria, SOSAN, has raised an alarm about Nigerian students still in the war-torn country.
SOSAN raised the alarm that over 2,500 undocumented Nigerian students are trapped inside the Sudan/African University without food, water and money.
Speaking shortly after offering special prayers for the safety of the students, the President of the association, Aliyu Abdulkadir Abdulkadir, said that they had received distress calls from the students that their lives are in extreme danger.
He said as it is now, even the 5,000 students said to have been transported to Egypt are still at the border as they were not cleared to enter the country, while some were dropped in the bush by their bus drivers for not paying their money.
Abdulkadir lamented that even the money said to have been set aside for the evacuation of the students is being tampered with, leaving hundreds of the students in extreme danger inside Khartoum.
He said, “reports reaching us is that right now although there is no case of losing lives, but some female students are said to be raped while gun battles have already reached within the university”.
Another old student of the Sudan University, Gambo Ado, said that still, they have students at the Sudan International University of Africa who are stranded. He said most are women and have no food or shelter.
He said they have already reported the matter of the undocumented students to the government.
“For now there is no single voice speaking for the Nigerian students, monies sent to them did not reach them and most of them even sent their clips in the bushes shouting for help,” he said.