Buses Conveying Nigerian Students from Sudan Await Security Clearance To Cross Egyptian Border

The Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan, Safiu Olaniyan has said that the Embassy is waiting for clearance from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and NEMA on the buses, and also the Governments of Nigeria and Egypt, to move the buses across to the border.

Olaniyan in a voice message sent through the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, stated that a security clearance is what is needed for those at the boarders of Sudan to move to Egyptian borders and all that needs to be contacted, has been done.

He also clarified that the embassy was not in charge of procuring the buses, but is only following instructions from the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry and NEMA.

Meanwhile, head of department, public and international studies, Nile University, Dr. Sirajo Yakubu says Egypt & Ethiopia are breaking African Union Protocols by demanding visas from Africans fleeing Sudan.

Speaking on the hills of entry visa demand by Ethiopia and Egypt from Nigerians trying to use their borders for escape, Dr. Yakubu said such act is unacceptable.

He noted that by the law establishing African countries, it was unlawful for the countries’ authorities to restrain the movement of the refuges over visa.