Nigerians in Diaspora Commission says 13 out of 19 Nigerians detained in various camps in Poland have been released.

A statement by the commission’s head of media and public relations, Abdurahman Balogun says the Nigerians were released with the intervention of the Nigeria Ambassador to Poland, Retired Major General Christian Ugwu.

According to Ugwu, the remaining Nigerian Detainees have applied for international protection (asylum) in Poland including Igwe Ikechukwu Christian, who had been interviewed by some foreign media.

He assured Nigerians that the Mission will continue to do its best to ensure that the interest of Nigerians is well taken care of, despite the fact that they had been adequately briefed on the likely consequences of remaining as undocumented immigrants in Poland.

President Muhammadu Buhari had in March immediately approved the evacuation of Nigerians mostly students trapped in the Russian- Ukrainian crisis back home.

The directive was swiftly carried out by the inter-ministerial agencies coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with over 1600 Nigerians brought back home.

However, some of the Nigerians chose to remain behind and were clamped into detention centres in Poland.

Speaking on the development, Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa commended the successful intervention of the Nigerian mission in Poland and reiterated the call for Nigerians to obey the laws of the countries they reside.

RadioNig/Cynthia Akere

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