Nigerians being evacuated by the Federal Government from crisis-torn Sudan have complained that they were stranded in the desert for hours as bus drivers conveying them protested poor logistics arrangement.
Chairman of the Nigerian Community (Elders Forum) in Sudan, Dr. Hashim Na’Allah, said: “People are hungry and there is no concrete information from either the embassy or the committee in charge of the buses.”
President of the Jigawa State Students Association in Sudan, Umar Abubakar, said: “We are disappointed in everything. We have been outside under the sun, since 5:00 a.m., waiting for the buses. Not even one official from the embassy is around. Those people are just playing us along.”
He said: “Even those that left for Egypt yesterday (Wednesday) are now stranded on their way, because the drivers said they have not been paid, and that they are not moving an inch until they are paid, or else they would drop the students there and return.”
A Twitter user, Dr. Ahmad Small @dr_ahmadsmall, had posted a video of a woman and others lamenting that the buses stopped halfway in the desert for five hours.