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A Nigerian tells his Story of how he got Stuck in Russia | Watch on BN TV



A Nigerian tells his Story of how he got Stuck in Russia | Watch on BN TV | BellaNaijaA Russian NGO called Alternative had revealed that hundreds of Nigerians are stuck in Russia after being scammed into buying fake tickets back home.

The Nigerians are fans of the Super Eagles who went to see their team play in the 2018 Russia World Cup.

Upon hearing the news, Tayo Aina, a Nigerian who resides in Russia, decided to visit the Nigerian Embassy to see what assistance he could offer.

Although he discovered the stranded Nigerians have been lodged in hotels by the embassy, he met Wale Lateef, one of the stranded persons, and asked that he tell his story.

Lateef revealed that he’s so far bought two tickets back home, both of which he’s unable to use.

Watch him speak below:


  1. Jah rule

    July 16, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    I doubt if some of these guys who barely make ends meet only came to watch World Cup…they were told that they could start a new and better life in Russia

    • James

      July 17, 2018 at 12:44 am

      This guy doesn’t look like he is comfortable enough in Nigeria to buy a ticket and go to Russia. The interviewer did not ask him what type of work he did.

      Going to see the world cup live in Russia is a luxury, not a necessity. Obviously, his plan was to either stay back in Russia after the world cup and look for work or enter any of the Schengen countries in Europe. That plan failed and he is now stranded.

      If you can buy a ticket from Nigeria to go to Russia to watch the world cup live when most people are watching it on TV, you should be able to raise funds no matter what to fly yourself back home.

    • Dee

      July 17, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      What made you come to the conclusion that he wanted to stay back?
      Is it his English?
      You should know that ‘big grammar’ does not translate to ‘big money’.
      ‘Posh’ is not ‘cash’. Just ask the Nigerian footballers making international waves

  2. Ada

    July 17, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Ignorance is another factor. A lot of people do not check if their tickets are confirmed or not. Having a ticket does not mean you will board a flight.

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