Saturday , August 18 2018
Home / Gossip / 24 Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya vow to get to Europe

24 Nigerian migrants trapped in Libya vow to get to Europe

Some Nigerian migrants, 24 in number detained in one of Libya’s slave camps have snubbed the repatriation efforts of the Federal Government, insisting they must reach Europe, which is their final destination.

Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora disclosed this news in Abuja.

She said 116 other Nigerian migrants stranded in Libya have agreed to be repatriated home.

She said that the Federal Government and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) have located the detention camps of the Nigerians, and offered to bring those willing back home.

The Nigeria Mission in Tripoli, she said, had traced the migrants to Osama Detention Centre, Zawiya , Libya.

The 116 Nigerian migrants have been processed online by the Nigeria Mission and IOM for repatriation back to Nigeria, she added.

HOT READ !!!  "My Wife Slapped Me In The Presence Of Her Mother" – Singer Shatta Wale

She said that Federal Government moved to rescue the detained migrants after their plea for assistance through video clip from Libya on July 8.

In the video, the stranded Nigerians who veiled their faces, said that their final destination is Europe but was intercepted by the security agencies in Libya and locked up in dehumanising conditions.

The migrants had in the video said they were being tortured to death daily under a dehumanising condition.

“We are dying here. Come and rescue us. Europe is our final destination but we are trapped in Libya subjecting us to inhuman treatment”, one of the Nigerians said in the video.

HOT READ !!!  DJ Mensah & Akwaaba Group presents 'Ghana Party in the park festival 2018

Dabiri-Erewa said that 9,438 Nigerian migrants had so far been repatriated by the Federal Government and the IOM.

She gave assurance that President Muhammadu Buhari would continue to ensure that all stranded migrants willing to return home are brought back.

President Muhammadu Buhari early this year directed immediate evacuation of Nigerians from Libya.

According to her, those that have been brought back are being profiled and enrolled in various technical and vocational training centres with relevant agencies and NGOs.

She appealed to Nigerian youths to avail themselves the opportunities in the country as against risking their lives to search for a non-existing and deadly greener pastures abroad.

NAN

About Gossip Hub Staff

I am a Mass Communication graduate with great passion for creating content ranging from Gossip, fashion, lifestyle, health and more. I strongly believe that there is no barrier to what a person can achieve in life; If you believe it, then you can achieve it. I am cool and I am Gossip Hubb!

Check Also

Female soldier allegedly brutalises her house help in Ikeja(Photos)

A female Nigerian soldier has been accused of maltreating her house help in Ikeja.The news …

%d bloggers like this: