Nigerian Government to evacuate citizens in Ukraine as War escalates

The Nigerian Government has announced intentions to evacuate its citizens in Ukraine following an invasion by Russia.

The Federal Government of Nigeria is planning for special flight operation to evacuate her citizens from Ukraine in view of the escalating tension between that country and Russia.

ALSO READ: World war III: ‘Prepare, it’s the begining – Fani-Kayode reacts as Russia attacks Ukraine

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

ALSO READ: Ukraine claims to have downed 5 Russian planes and a helicopter

The minister 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 installations in Ukraine amidst worries and accusations by the western world of imminent invasion which President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied.