FG lists four borders in Ukraine Nigerians can cross to safety


The Nigerian government has listed four borders in Ukraine where its citizens seeking to leave the country can be evacuated.


Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), spoke on Saturday.


She said the borders are Hrebenne-Rawa Ruska, Korczowa-Krakowiec, Medyka-Szeginie and Budomierz-Hurszew.


“For Nigerians in Ukraine trying to cross over to Poland, there are eight borders between Poland and Ukraine, four borders are recommended,” she said.


 “Nigeria volunteer groups, as well as staff of the Nigerian embassy, will be at these borders to help you out. We are going to provide contact details of these Nigerians that will be there to help you out and the convergence point.


“If you are in Ukraine and you are not in a place directly affected, it is advisable that you stay where you are.


“There are forms you can fill, they are people to call. Every information would be provided on our website: so go to that website for further details and we will continue to update you.


Dabiri-Erewa said Nigerians in Poland can contact the following phone lines for assistance: +48 739400001, 729467341, +48729560 416, +48508182948, +48729690481 and +2348033372086.


Months of tension between Russia and Ukraine took another dimension on Thursday when Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, order troops into Ukraine.


On Friday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have been killed since the Russian invasion began.


The death toll has reportedly rose to 198 with over 1,000 said to have been wounded.

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