Nigerian government says it will evacuate its citizens who wish to leave Ukraine as soon as airports are re-opened in the country.

Nigerian government says it will evacuate its citizens who wish to leave Ukraine as soon as airports are re-opened in the country.

A spokeswoman for the foreign ministry Francisca Omayuli says, it has been reassured by the Nigerian embassy in Ukraine of the safety of Nigerians in that country and that measures are being taken to keep them safe and facilitate the evacuation of those who wish to leave.

At least 10 civilians are believed to have been killed so far, including six in an air strike near the capital, Kiev.

Thousands of Nigerians including students currently live in both Russia and Ukraine.

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