FUTO students detained in Bosnia return to Nigeria

Two students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) who were held in Bosnian refugee camps have returned to Nigeria.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) announced their return on Saturday.


Their return was also facilitated by the Nigerian Mission in Hungary and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema.

Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had said last week that plans were underway to get the undergraduates back to the country.

The students, Abia Uchenna and Eboh Chinedu, who attended an international table tennis competition in Croatia were deported to Bosnia and Herzegovina despite having valid visas.


They were among five Nigerian students who arrived Zagreb, capital of Croatia, on November 12 for the fifth world inter-university championship.

The students were in the country without the knowledge of the Nigerian Table Tennis Federation; while two returned over three weeks ago, three of them stayed back while one applied for asylum.