Robbery: We didn’t review visa validity for Nigerians —UAE
The United Arab Emirates has dismissed a report alleging that it had reviewed the visa validity for Nigerians from three months to one month, describing it as inaccurate.
The UAE Embassy in a statement in Abuja on Friday explained that it had not suspended tourist visas for Nigerians.
It said, “In the light of the press reports published this morning, and alleging that the United Arab Emirates has suspended issuing tourist visas to Nigerian nationals, the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Abuja would like to announce this news is inaccurate and stresses the importance of getting the news from its official channels.”
Following the robbery attack on a bureau de change in UAE by five Nigerians, a travel company had tweeted that the UAE authorities had reviewed its visa process for Nigerians.
The suspects were arrested for allegedly robbing a Bureau de Change office in Sharjah of Dh2.3 million, the police said on Sunday.
They reportedly barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.
They were, however, arrested moments later. Punch