MY WIFE AND KID ARE STRANDED IN UKRAINE – LOBI STAR COACH CRIES OUT
Eddy Dombraye, head coach of the Lobi Star football club in Benue, has lamented that his wife and child are stranded in Ukraine.
News about how Russian President, Vladimir Putin launched a military invasion of neighbouring Ukraine has been trending for some days.
As Russian forces invaded Ukraine, thousands of Nigerians trapped by the war are trying to find their way out into neighbouring countries, with Putin showing no sign of withdrawing his troops.
According to Ukraine’s health ministry — as of Sunday — 352 civilians, including 14 children, have been killed since the start of Russia’s invasion.
Dombraye said his wife and 5-year-old kid have been stuck at the train station in Ukraine trying to escape to Poland.
“They were supposed to catch the train from Boryspil which is about 15 kilometers away from Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, but the train was cancelled. They are currently looking for a different alternative,” he said.
The train was supposed to move by 11 am this morning (Monday) but it was cancelled. I have been in touch with them every minute to work on alternatives.
”he said Dombraye said he returned to Nigeria from Ukraine after he got the job as Lobi Star head coach in September 2021.
The coach, whose other child is in Poland, also said his wife and two children were supposed to join him in Nigeria on Sunday but their flight was canceled due to the crisis.
“I have two kids and one of them is in Poland.
He is a Polish citizen while the other one who is 5-year-old is currently with my wife.
I followed the crisis on CNN since the first day it started.
My wife and I thought the war would not escalate as we never anticipated it was ever going to happen. Even my wife said there would be no fight or war.
Now, she is blaming herself and I am also blaming myself, wishing they had relocated earlier.
The worst part of it is that she has a Nigerian visa already.