Nigerians return from Libya

401 Illegal Nigerian Migrants returns from Libya; What Now?

A Fresh Set Of 257 Nigerians Return From Libya Today

The Tuesday returnees arrived at 9pm aboard a BURAQ Airline Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the registration number 5N-DMG from Libya. "You'll urinate there, you'll defecate there and every morning, let me say three times a day, you will be severely beaten" until you can pay the money to be freed.

Recall the Charge d'Affairs, Nigerian Mission in Libya, Mr Iliya Fachano, had said in Abuja while addressing protesters at the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Monday that Nigeria embassy officials visit the Libya detention camps weekly where illegal migrants, mostly from African countries, are held. The continental body will help to issue emergency travel documentation and facilitate travel, he said. "One 14-year-old girl said to us she doesn't know how many men have slept with her, she can't count".

It said "the slavery and slave markets in Libya are not only abhorrent but a blight in the harmonious and peaceful culture of the worldwide community".

An urgent evacuation plan for migrants in Libyan detention camps was drawn at an AU-EU summit in Ivory Coast last week.

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Europe has struggled to stem the flow of tens of thousands of Africans making the risky crossing of the Mediterranean. More than 10 Nigerians, including girls, were taken away and sold as slaves.

"Thus far, the Embassy, in collaboration with the IOM has repatriated about 3,000 Nigerians". Morocco, France, and Germany will provide the air carriers, according to Gambian senior foreign affairs official Ebrima Jobe.

The arrogance and brutality meted out to innocent African migrants, most of whom are young people seeking opportunities are repugnant and grossly inhumane, it said.

"These are those who phoned families of the kidnapped persons to ask for ransom.Our criminal justice system should without delay innitate the prosecution of all those Africans involved in these racketeerings.The Gambia is not an exception", he told JollofNews.

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