The first group of Ghanaian students evacuated from Ukraine arrived home on Tuesday as Nigeria and other African nations stepped up efforts to rescue stranded citizens following the Russian invasion.
This is as many Nigerians, including students are still stranded in Ukraine.
Nigeria plans to start evacuating hundreds of its citizens on Wednesday from neighbouring Poland, Romania and Hungary, where they have fled the conflict.
Nigeria’s government and the African Union on Monday condemned reports that Africans had been mistreated and in some cases denied the right to cross Ukraine’s borders to safety.
Looking cheerful after finally reaching the capital Accra, the Ghanaian students said they wanted to get back together with their families after the difficult journey.
Ghanaian officials said the 17 students were the first batch of over 500 students expected to be brought home.