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Why I Decided To Remain in Sudan During the War - Badamasi

I saw no reason to return to Nigeria, which is why I opted to remain in Sudan amidst the conflict. Presently, I'm at the marketplace, and activities are running smoothly from my perspective."

According to the BBC, this is how a master's degree Nigerian student, Badamasi Adam Muhammad, replied during his conversation with newsmen from his location in Gazira State, Sudan.

For several weeks, the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been engaged in deadly combat, leading to the demise of more than 400 individuals. This fight arises as two influential generals contend for the future direction of the country.

Since 2015, Badamasi has resided in Sudan, and he has one semester remaining to complete his master's degree studies at the Holy Quran University in Gazira. His objective is to accomplish everything before returning to Nigeria.

"The situation here is stable, which is why numerous Nigerians sought refuge with us after leaving Khartoum."

Upon the commencement of the unrest, he reached out to his relatives in Nigeria, reassuring them that he was secure in his present location. His loved ones no longer experience anxiety about his welfare due to the information he gave them.

Badamasi stated that a lot of Nigerians who have families residing in Gazira have taken refuge there, along with others who fled Khartoum as a precautionary measure during the crisis.

He prays fervently that the conflict does not escalate in their region and hopes for a swift end to the war in Khartoum.

Furthermore, he extends his well wishes to his compatriots who fled their homes due to the conflict, and he anticipates starting a new chapter in Nigeria once he completes his program in a few months.

Another group of Nigerians is scheduled to arrive on Friday. The initial group, which included students and other individuals who were unable to leave Sudan due to the unrest, has already made their way back.

They landed at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, utilizing both a military aircraft and a commercial airline, AirPeace, which had volunteered to assist in the evacuation operation. In total, more than 350 Nigerians have returned home.

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