Sequel to the surging Russia-Ukraine war which has claimed over 50 lives, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) – Ukraine has penned President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting for the hasty evacuation of Nigerian students in Ukraine.
Nexus News recalls that the Nigerian embassy in Ukraine had earlier summoned for calm while prompting Nigerian nationals in Ukraine to be aware of their personal security.
However, in the letter to the President titled, “MATTER OF URGENCY. LETTER OF REQUEST TO THE PRESIDENT OF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI” on Thursday, the students said cities inhabited by Nigerians were under invasion.
The letter endorsed by a NANS Executive in Ukraine, Eunice Eleaka, said the Russian-Ukraine crisis has got to its crest.
The letter read: “Greetings to you His Excellency. We are the executive body of National Association of Nigerian Students Ukraine (NANS-UKRAINE).
“We write to you with regards to the current Russia- Ukraine conflict which has finally risen to its maximum early this morning being 24th February, 2022 as gunshots and explosives have raided the territories occupied by the Nigerian citizens.
“We plead with you His Excellency – President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to please send for an immediate evacuation of the Nigerian students currently in Ukraine. We can only trust and wait on our great nation (Giant of Africa) in this perilous time..
“It would be of great honour, if our request is deliberately considered and met with urgency as it calls for. Forever this kind and fatherly gesture would be engraved in our hearts. Thank you so much in anticipation Mr President.” the letter read.