The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) has called on National Assembly to compel the federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Security Adviser and Nigeria’s representative in the AU to ensure urgent and safe evacuation of Nigerian Citizens in Sudan conflict.
CNG Spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman in a statement made available to SUMMITPOST on Monday in Abuja, said Nigerians who are mainly northerners trapped between Khartoum, Ethiopia and Egypt.
The group also warned that the Federal government of Nigeria government will be held responsible for any harm to any Nigerian citizen in the conflict in Sudan for not showing real commitment to their evacuation as other responsible governments have done.
“We demand full explanation for the delay in evacuation of Nigerians, mostly northerners, from Sudan while those trapped in Ukraine were treated with sense of urgency and responsibility.
“We urge more action by Nigeria as the mother of Africa in managing the conflict in Sudan and not to abandon a sister African nation to the machinations of evil foreign powers.
“We call the attention of Nigeria and other leading African nations that in the current escalation of conflict in the Sudan, silence has become complicity and inaction has become no longer an option.”
The group further stated that “We find it disturbing that the Federal Government of Nigeria should afford to fail once again, in the statutory responsibility of protecting Nigerians at home in Nigeria and abroad.
“We are thus worried because a majority of the stranded Nigerians in Sudan are northern Nigerians which perhaps explains the levity and condescension with which the federal authorities are handling the situation.
“A responsible and responsive government would by now have reached out to the authorities in Cairo and Addis Ababa to secure easy passage for the stranded Nigerians who have managed to arrive at their boarders.”