‘‘We rely on the prayer of Nigerian pastors and bishops to save us from this. The Nigerian embassy here doesn’t want to hear the truth.”
Meanwhile, a medical student in Kyiv, Treasure Chinenye Bellgam, said the government’s gesture was good but expressed hope in God for his safety.
“I am a believer in Christ Jesus…I have to ask God for direction whether to return to Nigeria or not. But most Nigerians who are here on hustle are not willing to leave. They prefer to die here.
‘‘It’s like after God has lifted you one step higher, you want to go two steps backwards. It’s like being demoted. But you need a lot of humility to go back because some people sold lands, cars, and the rest to come here…They have amazing stories.”
Similarly, Julius, a Nigerian living in Kyiv, said the announcement to evacuate Nigerians was a good idea but would not be heeded by Nigerians in that country.
“Considering the economy of Nigerians, I think a lot of people would look for the safest place here than returning to Nigeria,” he said.
“They should do it (supply of aircraft) so that it becomes a choice for those who would want to stay back or those who want to return.”
He said the situation escalated in the capital city on Thursday with crazy queues of malls as a lot of people move to stock up on provisions.
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