Nigeria has condemned the alleged maltreatment of its citizens, especially students in Ukraine who have been trapped in the war between Russia and Ukraine.
President Muhammadu Buhari took to his Twitter handle to express his displeasure at the maltreatment of some Nigerians by Ukrainian authorities.
There have been reported mistreatment of some Nigerian nationals attempting to flee Ukraine.
Reports said a total of 4,000 Nigerian citizens remain stranded in Ukraine.
Mr Buhari’s office noted 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.
The statement added that “One group of Nigerian students having been repeatedly refused entry into Poland have concluded they have no choice but to travel again across Ukraine and attempt to exit the country via the border with Hungary.”
The President’s Office indicated all foreign nationals trying to cross over to Poland should be “treated with dignity and without favour”.
It indicated that “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.”