Another Batch Of Evacuees Arrive From Ukraine

ANOTHER batch of 306 Nigerians have been evacuated from Ukraine.

They arrived the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja around 00:30am on Sunday.

Their arrival brings to 1,076 those that have been evacuated since the exercise began on Friday.

The first batch had 415, the second 180 and the third 174.

The latest evacuees arrived via Air Peace Boeing 777-300 Flight APK7534 from Budapest, Hungary.

The Federal Government has also set in motion arrangement for the evacuation of Nigerian students in Sumy.

This follows the intervention of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart, Dymtro Kuleba on how to quickly evacuate Nigerians in Sumy.

According to report, there are over 500 Nigerian students in Sumy.

There are reports making the rounds that foreigners are not allowed to leave the Sumy as they are being used as shields.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama who stepped into the matter, according to his verified twitter handle, spoke with his Ukrainian counterpart on the modality for quick evacuation.

Onyeama tweeted: ” Dymtro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on modality for quick evacuation of Nigerian students from Sumy.”

Besides, the Minister directed the Ambassador to Ukraine, Shina Alege, to follow up the modalities the Ukrainian authorities have outline for the evacuation of Nigerians in Sumy.

The envoy was also directed to link up with one of the students, Fehintola Moses Damilola, with the aim of informing the students on the plans on ground to evacuated them.

The Minister also assured the students that government was doing everything possible for their safety and speedy evacuation.