By Our Correspondent

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the just-concluded election in Nigeria; His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi has expressed his sadness over the ‘uncertain fate’ of about 40 Nigerians reportedly trapped in the crisis-torn African country; Sudan.

The former Anambra governor who was quoted by sections of the media as voicing his concerns over the crises in Sudan, called on the Nigerian government to expedite actions toward ensuring immediate evacuation of Nigerians trapped in the country.

Obi said “I’m sad and concerned by the reports that Nigerians trapped in Sudan have not been evacuated. While we understand the extreme challenges in Sudan, we deeply implore the Federal Government of Nigeria to expedite all efforts to rescue about 4000 Nigerians that are mostly students in Sudan to safety. Moreover, as the Sudanese crisis in not a natural disaster that happened suddenly, it will be sad to lose any Nigerian to the conflict, especially now that we need all hands to create and sustain a New Nigeria.

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“Since it is the statutory responsibility of FGN to protect Nigerians at home in Nigeria and abroad, it is important that we attend to such issues with more deserving proactiveness and commitment as the life of every Nigerian is sacred and important. A New Nigeria is really imperative and Possible”.