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UKRAINE: FIVE OF 19 DETAINED NIGERIANS APPLY FOR ASYLUM IN POLAND

Poland has released 13 out of 19 Nigerians who fled the Ukrainian war and were detained in various camps.

Five of the detainees were said to have applied for asylum in Poland.

The Nigerians were reportedly released following the intervention of the Nigerian Ambassador to Poland, Maj Gen Christian Ugwu (retd.).

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A statement on Wednesday by the spokesman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, quoted Ugwu as saying that one of the six in detention claimed he is a Cameroonian because the mother is from Cameroon.

“Unfortunately, the remaining five all applied for international protection (asylum) in Poland, including Igwe Ikechukwu Christian, who had been interviewed by some foreign media.

 

The envoy added that “they can not be released until the Government of Poland takes a decision on their application or they decide to withdraw the application”. 

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He assured that the Mission would 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 undocumented immigrants in Poland.

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