Peter Okwoche, a broadcast journalist with the BBC few hours ago tweeted that nine Nigerian students have been kidnapped in the troubled city of Luhansk, Ukraine.
Read the official statement from the Ukrainian govt below...
In Lugansk terrorists kidnapped nine citizens of Nigeria.
- Yesterday in Lugansk terrorists kidnapped nine students - citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Russian mercenaries hold foreigners in the seized building of SBU, - he noted.
- Relatives stolen intend to address in Embassy of Nigeria in Ukraine for the purpose of the solution of a question of release of hostages, - Lysenko added.