The FG says it would engage the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria and other relevant authorities to stop Nigerians from joining the fight.
The Federal Government has rejected the move by some Nigerians who volunteered to fight on the side of Ukraine in the ongoing war with Russia.
Last week, over 100 Nigerians stormed the Ukrainian Embassy in Abuja seeking to be recruited to fight in the war.
The volunteers invaded the embassy following a call for support from people around the world by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky.
Reacting to this in a statement on Monday, March 7, 2022, Spokesperson for the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Francisca Omayuli, said the Federal Government won’t allow the recruitment.
She added that the FG would engage the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria and other relevant authorities to prevent the exercise.
The statement reads:
The Federal Government will continue to engage with the Embassy of Ukraine in Nigeria and other relevant authorities to prevent this possibility.”
Russia forces attacked Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday, February 24, 2022. The invasion has entered its second week and over a million people are reported to have fled Ukraine for neighbouring countries.