Nigerian government to evacuate citizens in Ukraine amidst tension

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By Goodluck Ikiebe

The Federal Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to arrange for a special flight operation to evacuate citizens from Ukraine in view of the escalating tension between that country and Russia.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, said in an exclusive interview in Abuja that the Nigerian embassy in Kiev has been contacted to arrange those wishing to return home from other areas including Donestk and Luhensk.

Onyeama assured Nigerians that the ministry is following the event since beginning and promised to do everything for the safety of Nigerians in Ukraine, particularly students.

The Russians have started attacking military installation in Ukraine amidst worries and accusations by the western world of imminent invasion which Vladimir Putin repeatedly denied.
Meanwhile, Nigerians wishing to return have been advised to call the embassy on ±380632353417; ±380631954965; ±380442581854; ±380442597767.