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Nigeria to start returning home from Ukraine’s neighbours

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Nigeria will on Wednesday start repatriating its citizens from countries neighbouring Ukraine, Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has said.

Hundreds of Nigerian nationals left Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion.

Many of them complained of discrimination at border crossings after being prevented from boarding trains and busses that were carrying foreigners fleeing the conflict.

Mr Onyeama .said that about 5,600 Nigerians were still in Ukraine, most of them students, and efforts were under way to ensure they moved to safety in neighbouring Romania, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.

He said Russia could also be one of the exit points.

Ukraine shut its airspace last week following Russia’s invasion.

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