More than 500 people have died in combat between two opposing generals in the conflict-torn Sudan, while hundreds of Nigerian students remain stuck.
Around 3,500 Nigerian citizens, mostly students, started leaving as a tenuous ceasefire allowed for their exodus.
The road has been shut off. No automobile would be sent out, they claimed, until every car has been delivered. As they wait to be evacuated out of Sudan, Abdullahi Hassan Mashi, a Nigerian student at the International University of Africa in Khartoum, said, "They only delivered only five cars for now, so we are expecting thirty-five more cars now that we can move."
More than 5,000 Nigerians, according to officials, are living in Sudan.
At least 459 people have died and more over 4,000 have been injured since the violence started, according to UN agencies, which also noted Sudanese civilians fleeing to South Sudan, Chad, and Egypt.