Umar Hudu, a 21-year-old Nigerian student in Sudan has been attacked by armed thugs while returning to his hostel.
He was attacked alongside other four students who were lucky to have escaped the attack.
A witness who survived the attack, Idris Bello, told DAILY NIGERIAN on telephone that the incident occurred near Napasha Street at 7pm on Wednesday.
“I used my little knowledge as a medical student to attend to him, and control the bleeding,” he said.
Nigeria on Wednesday commenced the evacuation of stranded Nigerians in Sudan through Egypt border.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NiDCOM, revealed that the citizens would be transported to Egypt for onward airlifting to Nigeria.
“Last night, the Nigeria Evacuation team in SUDAN received some buses to transport Nigerian Students to nearby borders in Egypt, before airlifting them to Nigeria, this has been sorted by the Federal Government through @nemanigeria and the Nigerian Embassy in Sudan,” NiDCOM tweeted.
Since the fighting erupted over a week ago, nearly 500 people have been killed and almost 4,100 injured, the UN said.
The federal government had said it would spend about N550 million to evacuate stranded Nigerians in Sudan. It said the money would be used to hire luxury buses that will transport its citizens from Khartoum, the capital of Sudan to Egypt where they will be airlifted to Nigeria.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said this while addressing journalists at the State House, Abuja, at the end of Wednesday’s meeting of the Federal Executive Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari.