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Russia-Ukraine War: 13 Nigerians Regain Freedom From Detention In Poland



The lingering war between Russia and Ukraine has paved way for 13 out of 19 Nigerians who were confined in various camps in Poland to regain freedom back home.

CityMirrorNews gathered that their release was through the efforts of the Nigeria Ambassador to Poland, Major General Christian Ugwu (rtd), who took every step to plead with the Poland Government.

According to a statement made available on Wednesday by the Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun, recited Ugwu as saying that among the six detainees left in their Camps,five of which have applied for international protection (asylum) in Poland,one claimed to be a Cameroonian.

In tandem with Ugwu who was interviewed by some foreign media recently, said “they can not be released untill the Govermment of Poland takes a decision on their application or they decide to withdraw the application”.

Therefore, the Ambassador promised the people of Nigeria that the mission would do everything possible in ensuring the interest of Nigerians were well taken care of, despite the fact that they had been adequately warned of the likely consequences of being left as undocumented immigrants to Poland.

Recall that President Muhammad Buhari had in March approved the immediate evacuation of Nigerians mostly students trapped in the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.

The directive was carried out by the interministerial agencies coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with over 1,600 Nigerians brought back home.

However, some of the Nigerians chose to stay back and were clamped into detention centres in Poland.

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