Nigerian students stranded in Ukraine stage protest, beg FG for help
Russia-Ukraine War: Video Shows Stranded Nigerian Students Crying for Help, FG Reacts, No fewer than 300 Nigerian students are reportedly stuck in Sumy, a city in North-Eastern Ukraine.
Samuel Otunla, a Veterinary Medicine master’s student at Sumy National Agrarian University, spoke with Premium Times, noting that it has been an uncomfortable experience. According to him, March 3 was one of the most terrifying days.
“Once we got the safety warning and arrived in the basement, we heard one of the loudest explosions and in a few minutes, the electricity went off – not just in our area but all over the city. Water was also off. Though it was restored 17 hours later, it was an uncomfortable experience.”
Let us go home, Nigerian students in Sumy protest
African students in Sumy are protesting against the #Ukrainian Army to let them go.
Ukraine holding them hostage and using them as human shield against #Russia
The students were chanting, “Let us go home,” “we do not to be part of your war,” “I don’t want to be used as bait.” pic.twitter.com/nq7J9ZeIoV
— United States of Africa (@Alkebulan_) March 5, 2022
Route out of Sumy blocked
“For the past two weeks that this war has started, apparently, there has been a route to leave Sumy but the school has refused to provide us with buses, transportation to leave this place.”
FG working on evacuating students
1/2 Telephoned with the President of the Nigerian Students Union of Sumy State University, Fehintola Moses Damilola to brief him on the evacuation plan of the Ukrainian Government for the Students in Sumy and to reassure him and his compatriots that the
— Geoffrey Onyeama (@GeoffreyOnyeama) March 5, 2022