VOICE OF NIGERIA
4 January, 2013
The Nigerian Government has evacuated three hundred and sixty-five Nigerians who were stranded in Central African Republic since the anti Malaka crisis began.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Martin
Uhomoibi who received the returnees, said it is the primary responsibility of the Nigerian government to protect the life of
its citizens in any part of the world.
“The federal government is very
responsive and sensitive of the need of Nigerians not only in this place but
anywhere in the world so when the
news broke about the internal crisis in the Central African Republic government quickly go to work; the
president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan
authorized the immediate evacuation
of these stranded Nigerians”
Also one of the victims who spoke to
Voice of Nigeria expressed displeasure over the crisis in Central African Republic that claimed the lives of some Nigerians.
“I have two children my wife was killed during the crisis, we ran to the Nigerian embassy but we did not see any one to help us until the arrival of the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency who began by taking down our names and now we are here back to Nigeria”.
However the Acting Director Planning,
Focusing and Research of the National
Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Alhassan Nuhu said the affected persons will soon be integrated into the society.
The evacuation process is expected to
continue until all Nigerians in CAR are
returned home safely.