In a heart-wrenching video that has since gone viral, a man speaking in Igbo recounts the harrowing experience of being left behind in Sudan, as other Nigerians were evacuated. The man stated that they were at the University of Khartoum, hoping to be part of the evacuation process alongside other Nigerians, but to their surprise, they were asked to step down from the bus.
As he narrates their ordeal, it becomes clear that the man and his fellow Igbos had been abandoned, left to fend for themselves in a foreign land. The pain and anguish in his voice are palpable as he expresses his disappointment and frustration, wondering why they had been singled out and left behind.
It’s a sad reality that the Igbo people have faced discrimination and marginalization in many parts of Nigeria, and now it seems they are also facing it in other countries. The Nigerian government has a responsibility to ensure the safety and welfare of all its citizens, regardless of their ethnicity or tribe.
It’s encouraging to note that Abike Dabiri, the chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, has been working tirelessly to ensure the safe return of all Nigerian students stranded in Sudan. However, it’s disheartening to hear that some students were left behind due to the arbitrary segregation of students based on their states of origin.
No one deserves to be abandoned in a foreign land, far away from home, and without any form of support. The plight of the stranded Igbos in Sudan is a reminder that we still have a long way to go in achieving equality and fairness for all Nigerians, regardless of their tribe or ethnicity.
We must work together to ensure that no one is left behind, and that all Nigerians are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. The Nigerian government must also take steps to address the issue of discrimination and marginalization of certain ethnic groups, including the Igbo people, both at home and abroad.
Let us all join hands and work towards creating a more just and equitable society for all Nigerians. Together, we can make a difference and ensure that no one is ever abandoned in a foreign land again. watch the video here