4,000 Nigerians stranded in Ukraine, Presidency confirms - The People's Voice


Sunday, February 27, 2022

4,000 Nigerians stranded in Ukraine, Presidency confirms

By Our Correspondent

The Presidency on Sunday disclosed that 4,000 Nigerians are stranded in Ukraine and unable to cross its borders into neighbouring Poland.

In a statement on Sunday night signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), it noted the reports of Ukrainian police and security personnel refusing to allow them to board buses and trains heading towards the Ukraine-Poland border.

The statement stressed the need for everyone to be treated with dignity and without favour.

It reads: “While efforts to begin talks between Russia and Ukraine are underway, paramount on our minds is the safety and human rights of some four thousand Nigerian citizens and many others from friendly African nations today stranded in Ukraine.

“There is a long history dating back to decades of Nigerians and other Africans studying in Ukraine, particularly medicine. The majority of Nigerian citizens in the country today are university-enrolled students…

Tribune Online.

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