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NiDCOM reveals number of Nigerians stranded in Afghanistan

Following the evacuation of many nationals from Afghanistan due to the recent takeover of the government by the Taliban, the Nigerian government has given an update on the number of citizens in the warring country.

According to the FG, there are no Nigerians in the country for evacuation.

It would be recalled that since the takeover by the Taliban, different world leaders have begun the evacuation of their citizens from the country.

While the US has since evacuated 4500 of its citizens, the UK government has evacuated 15, 000 persons under the Operation Pitting Evacuation mission. The White House in a statement said the next few days were likely to be the most dangerous of the U.S. evacuation operation that the Pentagon said has taken about 111,000 people out of Afghanistan in the past two weeks.

Reacting to calls for the evacuation of Nigerians in the country, the spokesperson of NiDCOM, Abdul-rahman Balogun, said there are no Nigerians in Afghanistan.

“We don’t have any Nigerian in Afghanistan. That’s why we are not carrying out evacuation from the country.”

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