16 July, 2018
A new story tagged Stranded in Moscow has become a hit on social media pages. It has reports of Nigerians who are not able to pay their flight fees back home after world cup trip.
Several hundred Nigerians came during the World Cup in hopes to find jobs to Moscow. 60 of them are now camping in front of the Nigerian Embassy. They would like to fly back home. No one is helping them except a Russian NGO.
Here is a video coverage of the incident: Watch Video
According to the Russian NGO Alternative approximately 200 Nigerians are stranded in Moscow and 400 all over Russia. Many of them have been scammed into buying tickets for the trip back that turned out to be fake. 60 spend the last night in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Moscow.
Meanwhile the embassy promised to accommodate them for two days. But what is going to happen next? Will the embassy bring them home? Without the support of “Alternative” their situation would be desperate.