US Deploys Soldiers Near Sudan, 1.2k Nigerian Students Seek Evacuation
United States of America, USA government has deployed more of its soldiers near war torn Sudan with a view to evacuate its citizens.
According to CNN, the US government deployed additional capabilities near Sudan to secure its embassy and evacuate staffing necessary. It was gathered that hundreds of US Marines were already stationed at Djibouti, a country near Sudan.
Videos from Sudan few hours ago showed men of the Sudanese Armed Forces patrolling the streets of Khartoum reportedly for the first time since the supremacy war between the two powerful military generals in the country, Abdel Fattah Burhan, the Chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces and Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, the leader of the Rapid Support Forces, RSF began last Saturday with deaths numbering 350 and estimated 5000 people wounded.
US Embassy in Khartoum said in quote: “U.S citizens are strongly advised to remain indoors, shelter in place until further notice, and avoid travel to the U.S embassy. There continues to be ongoing fighting, gunfire, and security forces activity. There have also been reports of assaults, home invasions, and looting. The U.S embassy remains under a shelter in place order and cannot provide emergency consular services.
“Due to the uncertain security situation in Khartoum and closure of the airport, it is not currently safe to undertake a U.S government-coordinated evacuation of private U.S. citizens.
“In order to better help you, if you are a U.S. citizen in Sudan, please contact ACSKhartoum@state.gov.
“When communicating with the U.S. Embassy, please include: your full name as spelled in your U.S. passport, your passport number, your current location in Sudan, your local telephone number, your email address.
“Please also include this same information for any U.S. citizen family members currently with you in Sudan.
“Actions to take:
- Remain sheltered in place.
- Attempt to stay at the lower levels of your location, stay away from windows and attempt to keep away from roadways.
- Monitor local media for updates.
- Review Department of State’s Travel Advisory For Sudan and the most recent Security Alert”.
Britain has also put a number of military aircrafts on readiness to move into Sudan in case needed to evacuate embassy staff and UK citizens amid the ongoing deadly clashes, according to report from Sky News.
Meanwhile, over 1,262 Nigerian students have appealed to the Federal Government to evacuate them from the Republic of Sudan.
Secretary-General of the National Association of Nigerian Students, Sudan, Adam Mohammed, said on Thursday, according to PUNCH Newspaper that many students had run out of food.
Malawi Government has also called on Malawians in Sudan to “stay safe and be vigilant” following fighting between rival military factions in the North African country.
The Malawi Government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs made the call in statement on Thursday.
“The Ministry wishes to call on Malawians in Sudan to stay safe and be vigilant at all times,” part of the statement reads in quote.
Malawi Government also advised Malawians living in Sudan to register with the Malawi Embassy in Egypt which is accredited with Khartoum on a non-residential basis.