A total of 256 Nigerian citizens are reported to have evacuated from Russian-invaded Ukraine to Hungary, Poland and Romania.
According to the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry, there are no fewer than 5,600 Nigerians in Ukraine, majority of whom are students.
The Nigerian Embassy also said 74 Nigerians were received at Budapest, Hungary and another 52 in Warsaw, Poland, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda said in a statement.
“Also, officials at Budapest, Hungary have received and accommodated 74 Nigerians safely, where they are being documented for subsequent travel arrangements back to Nigeria,” Aduda read.
In the statement, the ministry explained that it has also provided accommodation for them while arrangements are being made to take them back home.
At the moment the Nigeria government has disclosed that its diplomatic mission has received 130 citizens from Ukraine at Bucharest and Romania since Sunday, February 27, 2022.