At least eight Malawian Muslim students are reported to be helpless at the Islamic Call University in Tripoli, Libya.
The students, who went under sponsorship of World Islamic Call Society, are left high and dry after demonstrations sparked in Libya with the citizens demanding Kenel Muammar Ghadafi to step down after serving the country for 40 years.
According to Muslim Association of Malawi, (MAM) Executive Director, Brother Saiti Jambo arrangements are being made but he expressed ignorance of when the students will evacuated.
“We communicated with Embassy in Egypt last week and they promised to organize transport for the eight, but they did not specify when they will make arrangements. As of now, we have not heard anything. May be if you ask them when they will do it,” brother Jambo told The Nation Online.
Most countries have evacuated their citizens to neighboring Countries of Egypt, Greece and Tunisia but surprisingly, Malawi’s Principal secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Patrick Kabambe told The Nation that he don’t know that there are Malawians in Libya.
“I don’t know about that. We haven’t heard anything on that and I am getting it from you now,” he said.
This is a worrisome development as Malawian Muslims are melted with fear but Kabambe promised to follow up the matter and give assistance to bring the students back home.