Nigeria: President Buhari disappointed by mistreatment of students at Ukrainian border

Nigeria: President Buhari disappointed by mistreatment of students at Ukrainian border

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment over the mistreatment of Nigerian students at the Ukrainian border following the Russian invasion of the country.

A total of 4,000 Nigerian citizens remain stranded in Ukraine as they attempt to flee the country.

The president’s office said in a statement on Twitter, that Ukrainian police and security personnel had reportedly refused to allow Nigerians to board buses and trains heading towards the Ukraine-Poland border.

Mr Buhari’s office said all foreign nationals trying to cross over to Poland to be “treated with dignity and without favour”.

“All who flee a conflict situation have the same right to safe passage under UN Convention and the colour of their passport or their skin should make no difference,” the statement said.

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