Nigeria students from Igbo tribe in Sudan have accused the Muhammadu Buhari government of bias and tribalism in the evacuation of Nigerians from the war-torn country.
In a viral video making the rounds online showed some stranded Igbo students with their luggages, accusing the federal government of discrimination in the evacuation process.
He said: “This appeal goes to Igbos. We are right here at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. They said they are doing an evacuation project in which Nigerians are to be evacuated out of Sudan.
They came and carried some people and then abandoned us Igbos. We boarded the last bus that moved some Nigerians to Egypt, which left two days ago but we were asked to move out of the bus. Everything is now politics.
MenuIgbos in Sudan claim Nigerian officials ordered them out of evacuation buses; left strandedAn amateur footage making the rounds online showed some stranded Igbo students with their luggages, accusing the federal government of discrimination in the evacuation process.
We are pleading with our Igbo people who can help us. Our brother Air Peace who brought Airplane to help evacuate Nigerians might be feeling that everything is moving on fine. Let them know that things are not going fine. See our bags here. This is where we are. Somehow, news has spread that we have been evacuated but that’s not true.“We plead with people like Prince Arthur Eze, Obi Cubana, and all those that can help us out.
”The footage has caused a stir online with many Nigerians condemning the development and demanding an explanation from the Nigerian authorities.
The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated earlier in a tweet that Nigerians in Sudan are being sorted according to their States Of Origin during the evacuation process.
She deleted the tweet after it garnered a backlash from concerned Nigerians who wanted to know the essence of the State Of Origin profiling in the evacuation process.