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Two Nigerian students detained in Bosnia Herzegovina regain freedom

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

Two Nigerian students detained in Bosnia Herzegovina Border detention Camp over one month ago have regained freedom and will arrive home in few hours.

The two students’, Alexandro Uchenna and Kenneth Chinedu are undergraduates in Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), regained their freedom days after the Federal Government intervene in their continued detention.

Alexandro and Kenneth, who left Nigeria to attend an international table tennis competition in Croatia, but were arrested and ended up in a Bosnian refugee camp where they had been detained for several weeks.

Confirming their release, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, in a statement yesterday by its Head of Media, Public Relations and Protocol, Gabriel Odu, stressed that the students are airborne back home to Nigeria.

Odu stated that the Commission earnestly wait for their safe return and get reunited with their families and fellow students.

“We commend the quick intervention of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geofrey Onyeama, the Nigerian Ambassador to Hungary, Eniola Ajayi and staff of the mission and the unrelenting efforts of the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa”.

It could be recalled that the two Nigerians were arrested while taking a walk around the capital on November 18 as they couldn’t produce relevant documents to the Police.

The Police Officers reportedly transferred them to Bosnia-Herzegovina border, where Croatian authorities had gathered a group of irregular Migrants making efforts to cross into the Country.

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