By Ebi Kesiena
The Nigerian Government has stated that there are no Nigerians in Afghanistan for evacuation, as different countries continue to evacuate their citizens from Afghanistan due to the recent takeover of the government by the Taliban.
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 4, 500 of its citizens, the UK government has evacuated 15, 000 persons under the Operation Pitting Evacuation mission.
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,” he explained.
However, some Nigerians have refuted the government’s claims, stressing that it is seeking ways to avoid the process of evacuation due it is incompetency.