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The Federal Government evacuates 1531 Nigerians from Ukraine and commends IOM

The Federal Government stated on Thursday that it has flown 1,531 Nigerians stuck in Ukraine.

Russia attacked Ukraine on February 24, 2022, escalating the conflict that began in February 2014.

Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that the government had assisted thousands of nationals in returning home since 2015.

Onyeama spoke at the 22nd episode of the Buhari Administration Scorecard Series in Abuja (2015-2023).

In the previous eight years, Nigerians have been helped in Libya, Mali, Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, and Senegal, among other places.

According to the minister, the countries have a rising number of victims of human trafficking, notably women and girls.

He also mentioned the evacuation of more than 100 citizens who were stuck in Russia following the 2018 World Cup.

Nigerians have lately been evacuated from India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the top source.

Onyeama praised the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for its assistance with repatriations.

The United Nations (UN) agency provides migration assistance to governments, migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people.

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