- Two Nigerian students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri who were stuck in Bosnia-Herzegovina border camp have been brought back to Nigeria by the federal government
- Both students, Abia Uchenna and Eboh Chinedu were received by the secretary of NIDCOM, Sule Yakubu Bassi on arrival
- Bassi urges the students to always be of good behaviour wherever and whenever they find themselves
The federal government has rescued two Nigerian students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri who were stuck in Bosnia-Herzegovina border camp.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed on twitter that both students, Abia Uchenna and Eboh Chinedu were received on Saturday, December 21, by the secretary of the commission Sule Yakubu Bassi on behalf of the chairman Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
Bassi urged the students to always be of good behaviour wherever and whenever they find themselves by obeying the laws of their country of stay.
He commended the federal government through the minister of foreign affairs Geofrey Onyeama, the Nigerian Ambassador to Hungary and all Mission Staff for the humane and prompt response to the plight of the two Nigerians.
He also commended the timely and untiring efforts and energy by Abike Dabiri-Erewa for ensuring their release and return home to Nigeria.
The students said during their stay at the Bosnia-Herzegovina border camp part of their ordeals included language barrier, harsh and hostile treatment and camp conditions as well as feeding.
They said they are however overwhelmed with joy to be back home. The students said there is no country better than Nigeria especially the freedom we enjoy here.
"We want to thank especially Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa. She is indeed a mother. That woman is so so kind," they said.
"The way she spoke to us on the telephone from Nigeria when were in camp in Bosnia was very encouraging, we can't thank her enough, She put us in hotel and fed us very well here in Abuja."
The two Nigerians were also appreciative of the quick intervention of the minister of foreign affairs, Nigerian Ambassador to Hungary and all Embassy Staff in Budapest.
Legit.ng had reported that the federal government has said that the two Nigerians, Abia Alexandro Uchenna and Eboh Kenneth Chinedu, rescued from a refugee camp in Bosnia are in good health condition.
The chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Friday, December 13, in a thread of tweets said the two Nigerians were expected to return to Croatia anytime from Friday, December 13, in preparation for their return back to Nigeria.
She said that this was sequel to series of diplomatic interventions from the Nigerian mission in Hungary and the minister of foreign affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, who directed for full investigations to be carried out.
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