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Ukraine war: Nigerian students in detention – NiDCOM

The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NiDCOM, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa says some Nigerian students who fled War torn Ukraine to neighboring countries of Poland and Hungary are now in detention.

A development she said was unacceptable by the Federal Government.

She made this known in Abuja at the commencement of a two day Psychosocial Trauma Clinic For Ukraine returnees organized by the National Commission For Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission and Project Victory Call Initiative, PVC Naija.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa explained that the psychosocial support programme would be extended to other parts of the country for all returnees who are in need of the service.

The Federal Commissioner National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Hajiya Imaan Suleiman Ibrahim said the commission would provide it offices across the country for the psychosocial support to get to those who needed them.

The Student Union President of Nigerian Students In Ukraine Fehintola Moses appreciated the Federal Government especially the minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama who he said personally reached out to him, the chairman of NiDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa and the National refugees commission for their efforts in ensuring that Nigerian students were safely evacuated back home.

Mr. Fehintola who narrated his experience during the Ukraine war, appeal to the Federal Government for more interventions for them to continue with their studies.

He appealed to Nigerians to embrace peace and to say no war.

The convener Project Victory Call Initiative PVC, volunteers for the programme Dr. Bolaji Akinyemi said four psychologists were mobilized from sokoto and Plateau states for the first phase of the programme.

Reporting by Hamza Alkali, Editing by Omotola Oguneye